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INDEX OF SUBJECTS 



Note. — Roman numerals refer to the pages of the Supplement 



Adams, James Trualow Notes on the families 
of Truslow, Horler, and Horley from 
English records noticed 241 

Aldrich genealogy, descendants of George, in 
preparation 321 

Alton genealogy, descendants of William, in 
preparation 81 

Alvord, Clarence Walxcorth The centennial 
history of Illinois, vol. 1. The Illinois 
country, 1673-1818 noticed 82 

Samuel Morgan A historical sketch of Bol- 
ton, Conn., for the Bolton bicentennial 
celebration, Sept. 4, 1920 noticed 82 

American Historical Association, report, 1917 
noticed 161 

American Irish Historical Society, journal, 
vol. 18 noticed 161 

Ancestry, endogamic, notice 317 

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, tee PVee- 
masonry 

Arden, JulietU Cole, 200-1920 A.D. noticed 
241 

Arnold, Fred Auffustut An account of the 
English homes of three early proprietors 
of Providence, William Arnold, Stukeley 
Westcott, and William Carpenter no- 
ticed 322 

William, English home, in An account of 
the English homes of three early pro- 
prietors of Providence, by F. A. Arnold 
noticed 322 

AUSTIN and variants 

Austin, James Wtdker, biography, by W. 
Austin noticed 160 
Walter James Walker Austin noticed 160 

AuBTEN Jonas, notice 223 

Avery, Samuel Putnam, notice Ixxx 



Bachelor, Henry, notice 223 
John, notice 223 
Joseph, notice 223 

Bacot genealogy, descendants of Pierre, in 
preparation 159 

Bailey, Marietta (Peirce). notice Ixxx 

Baker, Albert Clark Genealogy and history of 
the Baker, Andrus, Clark, and Adams 
families noticed 81 
Howard Winfield, notice xlix 

Baker genealogy, by A. C. Baker noticed 81 

Bakersfield. Vt., epitaphs 12 98 

Baldwin, Thomas Williams Vital records of 
Deerfield, Mass., to the year 1850 no- 
ticed 161 
Vital records of Mendon, Mass., to the 
year 1850 noticed 161 

Barker, Ellen Frye Frye genealogy noticed 
81 



Barnard, Franklin, notice Ixxviii 

Barrell, Colbun, record of family 77 

Bartlett, Joseph Gardner Leaders in the Win- 
throp fleet, 1630 236 

Barton, William E. Abraham Lincoln and hid 
books. With selections from the writ- 
ings of Lincoln and a bibliography of 
books in print relating to Abranam 
Lincoln noticed 160 

Baskervill, Patrick Hamilton _ Andrew Meade 
of 'Ireland and Virginia; his ancestors 
and some of his descendants noticed 322 

Baxter, Hon. James Phinney, memoir with 
portrait and autograph 163 

Beal, Louisa Jane (Adams), notice 1 

Bemis, Alice Cogswell, memoir noticed 160 

Benson, Rev. Ernest L. A pioneer family 
noticed 81 

Benson genealogy, by E. L. Benson noticed 

81 
Berwick, Me., see North Berwick 

Besbeech, Thomas, notice 224 

Bidwell, Frederick David Bidwells in the World 
War noticed 240 

Bidwell genealogy, by F. D. Bidwell noticed 

240 
Billington genealogy, family of Va., by A. B. 

Clarke noticed 81 

Blaine, John Ewing The Blaine family; 
James Blaine, emigrant, and his chil- 
dren, Ephraim, Alexander, William, 
Eleanor noticed 159 

Blaine genealogy, descendants of James, by 
J. E. Blaine noticed 169 

Bogart, Ernest Ludlow and C. M. Thompson 
The centennial history of Illinois, vol. 4. 
The industrial state, 1870-1893 noticed 
82 

Bolton, Mass., historical sketch, 1920, by 
S. M. Alvord noticed 82 

Borden, Richard, notice of family 233 

Borden baptisms, marriages, and burials from 
the parish registers of Headcorn, co. 
Kent, Eng., 1590-1631 230 

Bowen genealogy, descendants of Richard, in 
preparation 321 

Bradford, Gov. William, biography, by A. H. 
Plumb noticed 160 

Brewster, William, life, in Old Pilgrim days, 
by L. H. Monk noticed 82 

Bridgeman, Thomas, complaint against, by 
Sidrach Williams, 1626 234 

Brooke, Robert, notice 224 
Brookline, Mass., Walnut Street cemetery, 
epitaphs noticed 82 

Brookline Historical Society, proceedings, 
1919 noticed 82; 1921 noticed 242 



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Brown, Frederick Wires, notice Ixxxiii 

Col. W. C. Brown family, descendants of 
George of Chester Co., Pa. noticed 81 

^fOv/n genealogy, descendants of George of 
Chester Co., Pa., by W. C. Brown no- 
ticed 81 

genealogy, descendants of Nicholas, in 
preparation 321 

Browne, William Bradford The Mohawk 
Trail, its history and course, together 
with an account of Fort Massachusetts 
and of the early turnpikes over Hoosac 
Mountain noticed 161 

Buchah, Elizabeth (Severance), notice Ixix 
Bucke, John, notice 224 
Susan, notice 224 

Auckland, Mass., marriage intentions, 1793- 
1820 302 

Bunker, Aaron, notice 80 

Burdick genealogy, descendants of Robert, in 
preparation 81 

Burke, James of New Braintree, Mass., notice 
239 

Calef genealogy, descendants of Robert, in 
preparation 240 

Calle, Thomas, notice 225 

CAREWE and variants 

Cabew, William alias Cooke, will 1572 280 

Carewe baptisms, marriages, and burials from 
parish registers of Westhor[>e, co. Suf- 
folk. Eng. 281 

Carewe alias Cooke, genealogical notice of 
descendants of Humphrey 288 

Carpenter, William, English home, in An 
account of the English homes of three 
early proprietors of Providence, by F. A. 
Arnold noticed- 322 

Carrington genealogy, descendants of John, in 
preparation 81 

Carter, Thomas, will 1523 280 

Cary genealogy, Devon, Eng. branch, 2 vols. 
noticed 159 

Chase, George Bigelow, memoir xxxviii 

Chase Chronicle, vol. 11, nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, 
1920 noticed 159 

Church genealogy, descendants of Capt. 
Samuel, by E. A. Emeus noticed 159 

Clarke (e), Arthur B. Billington family no- 
ticed 81 

Rev. Arthur March, notice xlvi 

Dr. John, ancestry, English, and connec- 
tions 273 

John, will 1559 275 

John, will 1588 276 

Robert, will 1573 275 

Clark(e) baptisms, marriages, and burials from 
parish registers of Finningham. co. Suf- 
folk, Eng. 276 

genealogical notice of descendants of John 
of Finningham, co. Suffolk, Eng. 278 

genealogy, descendants of Lieut. Thaddeus. 
in preparation 321 

genealogy, descendants of Lieut. William, in 
preparation 159 

Coats of arms, see Heraldry 

Coburn, Frank Warren The battle on Lexing- 
ton Common. April 19, 1775. reprint of 
lecture published in 1918, also a com- 
plete roster of Capt. John Parker's 
company rioticed 242 

Coburn genealogy, descendants of Edward, in 
Genealogy of the Ellis family, by H. W. 
and A. S. Ellis noticed 81 
genealogy, descendants of Nathaniel, in 
preparation 321 



Coe, Dr. Thomas Upham, notice Ixxiv 
Cole genealogy, by J. Arden noticed 241 
Congdon Chronicle, no. 1, 1921 noticed 241 
COOKE and variants 

Cooke, George, answer to complaint of George 
Cooke 287 
Thomas, will 1472 280 
William alias Carew, will 1572 280 
Cooke baptisms, marriages, and burials from 
parish registers of Westhorpe, co. Suf- 
folk, Eng. 281 

Cooke alias Carewe genealogical notice of de- 
scendants of Humphrey 288 

Coolidge, Hon. Thomas Jefferson, memoir 
Ixxxv 

Cope, Gilbert Ancestral chart of Gilbert Cope 
and Anna Garrett, his wife, 1879, with 
additions and corrections, 1920 noticed 
159 

Cope genealogy, ancestry of Gilbert Cope and 
Anna Garrett, by G. Cope, with addi- 
tions and corrections, 1920 noticed 159 

Cotting, Charles Edward, notice Ixxii 

Coward genealogy, descendants of Hugh, in 
preparation 159 

Crow genealogy, descendants of John, in prepa- 
ration 24 

Cummings, Harriet Alma Burials and inscrip- 
tions in the Walnut Street Cemetery 
of Brookline, Mass., with historical 
sketches of some of the persons buried 
there noticed 82 

Daughters of the American Revolution, see 
Society of the Daughters of the Ameri- 
can Revolution 

DAVIS and variants 

Davis, Andrew McFarland, notice lix 

Charles B. Proceedings at the centennial 
celebration of the Grand Lodge of 
Maine, Ancient Free and Accepted Ma- 
sons, held at Masonic Temple, Portland, 
Me., Feb. 5, 1920 noticed 162 

Davies, Julien Tappan, notice Ixvi 

Dean, Marvin Ansel, notice Ixxviii 

Decatur genealogy, by W. D. Parsons noticed 
241 

Deerfield, Mass., vital records to 1850, by 
T. W. Baldwin noticed 161 

Delano, Eugene, notice Ixi 
Warren, notice Ixxix 

Delfshaven, Holland, Pilgrim Memorial Church, 
fund, notice 321 

Denio, Herbert Williams Inscriptions in the 
town cemetery at the village of Bakers- 
field, Vt. 12 98 

Dennis, Hon. Arthur Wellington, notice 
Ixxxviii 

Doe, Elmer Ellsworth The an(^try of Elisha 
Goodwin of sixth generation of Goodwin 
family of Kittery, York Co., Me., and 
his descendants noticed 241 

Dwight, Richard Henry Winslow, memoir with 
portrait and autograph 83 

Eldridge, Shalor WincheU Publications of the 
Kansas State Historical Society, vol. 2 
noticed 152 

Ellis, Albert S. and Herbert W. Genealogy of 
the Ellis family from 1632 to 1920 and 
the Coburn family from 1618 to 1911 
noticed 81 
Herbert W. Chart showing the paternal and 
maternal ancestry of Stephen T. Ellis 
and wife, Elizabeth N. B. Coburn of 
Vineland, N. J. noticed 159 



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Ellis genealogy, ancestry of Stephen T. Ellis 
and Elizabeth N. B. Coburn, by H. W. 
Ellis noticed 159 
genealogy, descendants of Lieut, Richard, by 
H. W. and A. S. Ellis noticed 81 

Emens, Etta A. Descendants of Capt. Samuel 
Church of Churchville noticed 159 

Endogamio ancestry, notice 317 

England, genealogical research in 57 129 226 
273 

Eno genealogy, New York branch noticed 241 

Evans, Florence Carlton (Fowler), notice 
Ixzxiv 

Fairbank, John J. Mitchell, notice Ivii 

Fallass genealogy, descendants of William, in 
preparation 240 

Farrand, Capt. Jonathan, note on family 182 

Felt genealogy, by A. L. Holman noticed 241 

Fiske, Andrew Report of the Committee to 
assiflt the Historian xv 

Flagg, Charles Allcott, notice Iviii 

Foster genealogy, descendants of Samuel of 
Kingston, Mass. 123 

Fowle, Dennye. will 1579 228 
Francis, will 1633 229 
John, will 1515 227 
Richard, will 1564 227 
Richard, will 1572 228 
Richard, will 1631 228 
Thomas, will 1514 227 
Thomas, will 1592 228 
Thomas, will 1628 228 
WUliam. wiU 1517 227 

Fowle, baptisms, marriages, and burials from 
the parish registers of Frittenden, co. 
Kent, Eng.. 1563-1612 229 
genealogical notice, descendants of Richard, 
of Frittenden, co. Kent. Eng. 231 

Fox, Perlina S., record of family 40 

Freeman, John.' answer to complaint of Sidrach 
WilUams, 1628 235 

Freemasonry, Maine. Grand Lodge, proceed- 
ings. 1820-1920, by C. B. DaWs noticed 
162 

Frye genealogy, by E. F. Barker noticed 81 

Fyfe, Dr. John William Some of the descen- 
dants of James Fyfe of Berlin, Mass. 
noticed 159 

Fyfe genealogy, descendants of James of Ber- 
lin, Mass., by J. W. Fyfe noticed 159 

Gardiner, Maj. Gen. Asa Bird, notice xlvi 

Gibbs family, bulletin no. 1, Jan. 1921 noticed 
169 

Gifford genealogy, descendants of Osbern de 
Bolebeo 57 129 

Gilbert, Eliza Howe A record of the Benjamin 
Gilbert branch of the Gilbert family in 
America (1620-1920) noticed 81 

Gilbert genealo^. descendants of Benjamin, 
by E. H. Gilbert noticed 81 

Glidden genealogy, descendants of Charles, in 
preparation 240 

Goodspeed, Charles Eliot Report of the Com- 
mittee on Sale of Publications xv 

Goodwin genealo^. ancestry of Elisha, by E. 
E. Doe noticed 241 

Gould, George Lambert Report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance xiii 
Mrs. Irene Cynthia Christopher Woolley of 
Concord, Mass., and some of his de- 
scendants 29 

Greenlaw, William Prescott Report of the 
Council xiii 
Report of the Librarian xix 

Grew, Jane Norton (Wiggleaworth) , notice Ixv 



Hall, Albert Harrison Hall Family Records. 
Dea. John Hall of Dover, N. H., and 
some of his descendants noticed 159 

Hall genealogy, descendants of Dea. John of 
Dover, N. H., by A. H. Hall noticed 159 

Hanks, Charles Stedman Our Plymouth fore- 
fathers, the real founders of our re- 
public noticed 82 

Harris genealogy, by W. M. Mervine noticed 
241 

Hart, Charles Henry, notice xliv 

Harvard University, Class of 1870, report of 
secretary, 1920, biographical sketches 
noticed 161 
Class of 1913, report of secretary, 1920 no- 
ticed 161 

quinquennial catalogue, 1636-1920 noticed 
161 

Hatch, William, notice 225 

Hayward, Sarah Jane (Hale), notice Ixxii 

Henkele. see Hinckley 

Heraldry, coats of arms, recording of 80 158 
240 321 

Heralds* College, visitations, instructions for 
238 

Hicks, Rev. Lewis Wilder Charles Emelius 

Lauriat 3 
Frank Ernest Woodward 243 
Memoirs of the New England Historic 

Genealogical Society xxxviii 
Report of the Historian xxxiii 

HINCKLEY and variante 

Hinckley, Samuel, notice 225 

Henkele, John, will 1484 238 

Hitchcock, Edward, memoir, by F. Tuckerman 

noticed 160 

Holden, Raleigh Warner, notice xlviii 

Holden genealogy, descendants of Richard, 
in preparation 240 

Holman, Alfred Lyman A register of the an- 
cestors of Dorr Eugene Felt and Agnes 
(McNulty) Felt noticed 241 

Holt, Benjamin, notice Ixxxix •• 

Hooke, John, see Peerce, Marmaduke 

Horton, Horace Ebenezer Ancestry of Horace 
Ebenezer and Emma (Babcock) Horton 
rvoticed 160 

Horton ancestry, by H. E. Horton noticed 160 

Howe, Herbert Barber George Rowland 
Howe, 1847-1917. A son's tribute. The 
record of a useful life and some genea- 
logical notes noticed 160 

Howe genealogy, ancestry of George R., by 
H. B. Howe noticed 160 

Howes, Mrs. Florence Reynolds Conant Report 
of the Committee on Increase of Mem- 
bership XV 
Report of the Special Comnriittee on En- 
dowment and Members xix 

Huguenot Society of South Carolina, transac- 
tions, no. 25, 1920 noticed 162 

Humphreys, Richard Clapp, notice xiii 

Hutchins, Rev. Dr. Charles Lewis, notice Ixxv 



Illinois, centennial, 1818-1918, report of the 
Centennial Commission, by J. P. Weber 
noticed 242 
history, vol. 1, by C. W. Alvord noticed 82 
history, vol. 4, by Bogart and Thompson no- 
ticed 82 



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Jacobus, Donald Lines Edward Wooster of 
Derby, Conn., and some of his descend- 
ants 175 

The Pierponts of North Haven, Conn. 
89 

William Punchard of New Haven, Conn. 
309 

Jenks, Rev. Henry Fitch, notice lii 
Jocelyn, Brig. Gen. Stephen Perry, notice Iv 
Johnson, Alfred Hon. James Phinney Baxter. 
A.M., Litt.D. 163 
Edward, notice 225 

Kansas State Historical Society, publications, 

vol. 2, by S. W. Eldridge noticed 162 
KERRICH and variants 

Kerrich, George, will 1624 293 
George, will 1633 293 
George, will 1649 294 
Margery, will 1630 293 
Mary, will 1650 294 
Mylea, will 1563 291 
Thomas, will 1622 292 
William, will 1552 290 
WilUam, will 1593 292 
William, will 1628 293 

Kkrriche, Robert, will 1578 291 

Kerrtch, Elizabeth, will 1522 290 

Kerych, Joan, will 1517 290 
John, will 1470 290 
William, will 1504 290 

Kerrich baptisms, marriages, and burials from 
parish registers of Bedfield and Saxsted, 
CO. Suffolk, Eng. 294 
genealogy, descendants of William 297 

Kidder Fund, report for 1920 xxvii 

Kingsbury, Mrs. Edith Leonard Samuel Foster 
pt Kingston, Mass., Loyalist, and some 
of his descendants 123 

Lamson, Albert Henry Report of the Com- 
mittee on the Library xvi 

Latimer, Peter, notice 78 

Lauriat, Charles Emelius, memoir with por- 
trait and autograph 3 

Lexington, Mass., battle 1775, history, by F. 
W. Coburn noticed 242 

Lincoln, Abraham and his books, by W. E. 
Barton noticed 160 

Lothrop, Thornton Kirkland Report of the 
Corresponding Secretary xxi i 

Lytle, Leonard Pedigree of Christopher and 
Mary Lytle noticed 241 

Lytle genealogy, descendants of Christopher 
and Mary, by L. Lytle noticed 241 

McCarthy genealogy, by M. J. O'Brien noticed 
241 

Mclntyre, Frank Palmer, notice Ixx 

Macy, Dr. William Austin, notice xliii 

Maiden Historical Society, register, 1919-1920 
noticed 82 

Manley, Henry, memoir noticed 82 

Marble, Joseph Russel, notice Ixxxii 

Marland, Salome Jane (Abbott), notice Ixxvi 

Martin genealogy, descendants of George, by 
C. Shepard noticed 241 

Martyn, Charles The life of Artemas Ward 
noticed 322 

Massachusetts Court, General, acts and re- 
solves, 1920 noticed 161 
supervisor of public records, report, 1920 
noticed 161 

Massachusetts, Colonial Society of, publica- 
tions, vols. 20, 21, and 22 noticed 162 



Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Class 
of 1895, 25th anniversary report noticed 
lol 

War Record, 1914-1919 noticed 161 
M&yo, Lawrence Shaw John Wentworth, 
Governor of New Hampshire, 1767-1775 
noticed 322 

Meade genealogy, descendants of Andrew of 
Ireland and Va., by P. H. Baskervill 
noticed 322 

Mendon, Mass., vital records to 1850, by T 

W. Baldwin noticed 161 
Merriam, John McKinstry Report of the 

Committee on Papers iind Essays xviii 
Merrill, Dr. Cyrus Strong A contribution to the 

genealogy of the Merrill family in 

America noticed 160 

Merrill genealogy, by C. S. Merrill noticed 160 
Mervine, William M. Harris, Dunlop, Valen- 
tine and allied families noticed *241 

Michigan military records, by S. I. Silliman 
noticed 82 

Miles, Jonas Michael, notice Ix 

The Mohawk Trail, history and course, by W. 
B. Browne noticed 161 

Monk, Mrs. Lillian Hoag Old Pilgrim days 
noticed 82 

Moody, Herbert A. Moody family, descend- 
ants of William of Ipswich, Eng., and 
Newbury, Mass. noticed 241 

Moody genealogy, descendants of William of 
Ipswich, Eng., and Newbury, Mass., by 
H. A. Moody noticed 241 

More Historical Journal, vol. 2, no. 6, June 
and August, 1920 noticed 160 

Morehead, John Motley The Morehead family 
of North Carolina and Virginia noticed 
241 

Morehead genealogy, by J. M. Morehead no- 
ticed 2'i\ 

Morgan, Samuel Tate, notice Ixii 

Morgan genealogy, descendants of Francis, by 
A. N. Sims noticed 160 

Moriarty, George Andrews, Jr. Genealogical 
research in England 67 129 226 273 

Morton, Hon. Levi Parsons, notice Ixvii 

Moseley, Charles William, notice xci 

Mulliner, Richard, answer to complaint of 
Nicholas Rainberd 284 

National Society of Daughters of Founders 
and Patriots of America. Lineage Book, 
vol. 9, 1921 noticed 242 

National Society of the Sons of the American 
Revolution, official bulletins, vol. 14, 
1919-1920, and vol. 15, no. 1, 1920 
noticed 162; vol. 15, no. 4, 1921 noticed 
242 

New England, passengers for, 1635-1637, lists 
217 

New England Historic Genealogical Society, 
Charter and enabling acts xcv 

Committee on Collection of Records, rei>ort 
for 1920 xvii 

Committee on English Research, report for 
1920 xvi 

Committee on Epitaphs, report for 1920 
xvii 

Committee on Finance, report for 1920 xiii 

Committee on Heraldry, report for 1920 xvi 

Committee on Increase of Membership, re- 
port for 1920 XV 

Committee on the Library, report for 1920 
xvi 

Committee on Papers and Essays, report for 
1920 xviii 



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New England, etc. cont'd 

Committee on Publications, report for 1920 

IV 

Committee on Sale of Publications, report 

for 1920 rv 
Committee on Ways and Means, report for 

1920 liv 
Committee to Assist the Historian, report 

for 1920 XV 
Corresponding Secretary, report for 1920 

xxi 
Council, report for 1920 xiii 
Historian, report for 1920 xxxiii 
history, 184&-1920 65 
Librarian, report for 1920 xix 
Memoirs, 1902, 1910, 1912, 1914, 1918. 1919 

1920 xxxviii 
Necrology for 1920 xxxiii 
Officers and committees for 1921 v 
Pilgrim Tercentenary members, 63 75 155 ix 
Proceedings, 1920 63; 1921 155 237 315 ix 
Special Committee on Endowment and 

Members, report for 1920 xix 
Treasurer, report for 1920 xxviii 

New England Society in the City of New 
York, 115th anniversary, proceedings 
noticed 242 

New York State Historical Association, Quar- 
terly Journal, vol. 1, nos. 2, 3, 4, and 
5 noticed 162 

Newbold, Arthur Emlen, notice Ixx 

Newport Historical Society, bulletins, noa. 31 
32, 33, and 34 noticed 162 

North Berwick, Me., Friends' records 5 

O'Brien, Michael J. The McCarthys in early 
American history noticed 241 



Pacheuxy, Joseph, notice 225 

PALMER and variants 

Palmer, Julius, notice Ix 
William, notice 79 

William Lincoln, ancestry, chart, revised 
edition, 1921 noticed 160 

Paulmer, William, marriage 1609 158 

Palmer genealogy, descendants of William of 
Watertown, Mass., and Hampton, N. H., 
additions and corrections 318 

Parmenter, James Parker Report of the Com- 
mittee on Publications xv 

Parsons. William Decatur The Decatur gene- 
alogy noticed 241 

Paulmer, see Palmer 

Peerce, tee Pierce 

Peirson, Brig. Gen. Charles Lawrence, notice I 

Pepperrell, Sir William, memorial noticed 82 

Perkins, Edward Cranch, notice xliii 

Rev.- Nathan, diary, April 27 to June 1789 
noticed 160 

Perkins genealogy, descendants of John, by 
W, W. Scott noticed 241 

PIERCE and variants 

Pierce, Wallace Lincoln, notice Iv 

Peerce, Marmaduke, notice 225 

Pierpont genealogy, descendants of John of 
North Haven, Conn. 89 

Pilgrims, history, by L. H. Monk noticed 82 
landing at Plymouth, 300th anniversary, 
celebrated by the Pilgrim Tercentenary 
Commission of Massachusetts, De- 
cember 21, 1920, exercises noticed 242 

Plumb, Albert H. William Bradford of Ply- 
mouth noticed 160 

Plymouth forefathers, history, by C. S. Hanks 
noticed 82 

Pope, John, notice 225 



Powel, Mary E. Miss Jane Stuart, 1812-1888, 
her grandparents and parents noticed 
241 

Prendergast, James Maurice, notice Ixixix 

Punchard genealogy, descendants of William 
of New Haven, Conn., 309 

Putnam, Eben Two ' early passenger lists , 
1635-1637 217 

Rackemann, Charles Sedgwick Richard Henry 
Winslow Dwight 83 

RAINBERD and variants 

Rainberd, Nicholas, complaint against Richard 
Mulliner, 1588 284 

Ratnberde, Nicholas, complaint against 
George Cooke 285 

Reynolds meeting of family, 1920 noticed 160 

Rhoades, Nelson Osgood, ancestry, by Nelson 

Osgood Rhoades noticed 322 

Rhode Island Historical Society Collections, 
vol. 13, 1920 noticed 162 

Rice, George Tilley, notice Ixxxi 
Richardson, WHliam Streeter Report of the 

Committee on Ways and Means xiv 
Robbins, Royal Elisha, notice xl 

Rochester genealogy, descendants of Nicholas, 
in preparation 321 

Roundy genealogy, descendants of Philip, in 
preparation 81 

Rountree, Ellen Josephine (Turner) (Craw- 
ford), notice xo 

Sargent, Hugh, record of family 57 ,■ 

Sargent genealogy, descendants of Hugh 138 

Savage, Capt. John, memoir, by M. O. Vaudry 
noticed 322 

Schouler, James, notice Ixiii 

Scott, Henry Edwards Report of the Com- 
mittee on English Research xvi 
William Walter "Gentleman" John Perkins 
noticed 241 

Scribner, Emma Ann (Shepherd), notice xci 

Shepard, Charles The Martin family of 
Ipswich, Mass. noticed 241 
The Wildes family of Burlington County, 
N. J. noticed 81 

Shepard genealogy, descendants of Ralph, in 
preparation 159 

Silliman, Site Imogene Michigan military 
records noticed 82 

Sims, Annie Noble Francis Morgan, an early 
Virginia Burgess and some of his de- 
scendants noticed 160 

Sinnott, Mary Elizabeth, notice xlviii 

Smith, Edward Leodore Rev. Ralph Smith, 
first settled minister of Plymouth, 
1629-1636 noticed 322 

Rev. Ralph, first settled minister of Ply- 
mouth, 1629-1636, memoir, by E, L. 
Smith noticed 322 

Susan Augusta, notice liv 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of 
California, historian's report, 1920 no- 
ticed 162 

Society of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution, Faneuil Hall Chapter, list 
of officers and members, 1919-1921 
noticed 242 
Remembrance Book, Jan., 1921 noticed 242 
Samuel Ashley chapter, Claremont, N. H., 
officers and members, 1920-1921 noticed 
82 

Society of the Sons of the Arnerican Revolu- 
tion, Conn., Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth 
branch, publication no. 3 noticed 162 






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Society of Sons of the Revolution, California, 
roster, 1921 noticed 162 

Society of Sons of the Revolution, New York, 
reports and proceedings, 1919-1920 
noticed 242 

Society of Sons of the Revolution, Pennsyl- 
vania, proceedings, 1919-1920 noticed 
162 

Sons of the American Revolution, 8ee Society 
of the Sons of the American Revolution 

Sons of the Revolution, see Society of Sons of 
the Revolution 

Soule, Horace Homer, notice Ivii 

Southard, Dr. Elmer Ernest, notice liii 

Spice, Christian, notice 226 

Sprague, Hon. Henry Harrison, notice Ixxiii 

Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn History and 

genealogy of the Stackpole family, 2d 

edition noticed 160 

Stackpole genealogy, by E. S. Stackpole, 2d 
edition noticed 160 

Stamforth, Mary, marriage, 1609 158 

Standish, Mylea Repxort of the Committee 
on Epitaphs xvii 

Starr(e), Comfort, notice 226 
Thomas, notice 226 

Stetson, Eliot Dawes, notice xcii 

STEWART and variants 

Stewart, George Sawin Records of the First 
Church of WeUs, Me. 42 104 310 

Stuakt family, by M. E. Powel noticed 241 

Story, Frederick Washington, notice Irxix 

Stuart, see Stewart 

SuflBeld, Conn., celebration of 250th anniver- 
sary 1920, proceedings noticed 161 

Thatcher, Charles Milton, notice Ixix 

Thompson, Charles Manfred and E. L. Booart 
The centennial history of Illinois, vol. 4. 
The industrial state, 1870-1893 noticed 
82 

Josiah H. Autobiography of Dea. John 
Thompson of Mercer, Me., with genea- 
logical notes of his descendants noticed 
241 

Thompson genealogy, descendants of Dea. 
John of Mercer, Me., by J. H. Thomp- 
son noticed 241 

Thorndike, Charles, notice xli 

Tilden, Nathaniel, notice 226 

Tinkham genealogy, descendants of Ephraim, 
in preparation 321 

Tobey, Rev. Rufus Babcock, notice 1 

Townsend, Sarah Cornelia, notice Ivi 

Truslow genealogy, by J. T. Adams noticed 

241 
Tucker, Charles Edwin, notice xlviii 

Tuckerman, Frederick President Edward 
Hitcncock noticed 160 

Turner genealogy, descendants of Humphrey, 
in preparation 321 

Vaudry, Mary 0. A sketch of the life of Capt. 
John Savage. J. P., first settler in Shef- 
ford Co., 1792. Also the early history 
of St. John's Church, West Shefford, 
Que., 1821-1921 noticed 322 

Vineland Historical Magazine, vol. 4 noticed 
242 



Walker, Grant, notice Ixii 

Walworth, Arthur Clarence, notice Ixxi 

Wanzer, William David History of the Wan- 

zer family in America noticed 160 
Wanzer family, by W. D. Wanzer noticed 160 

Ward, Artemas, biography, by C. Martyn no- 
ticed 322 

Watkins, Walter KendaU Report of the Com- 
mittee on Collection of Records xvii 

Weber, Jessie Palmer 1818-1918. The cen- 
tennial of the State of Illinois. Report 
of the Centennial Commission noticed 
242 

Weeks genealogy, descendants of Leonard of 
Greenland, N. H., in preparation 322 

Weld, Rev. Dr. Charles Richmond, notice xlv 

Wells, Me., First Church records 42 104 310 

Wentworth, John, biography, by L. S. Mayo 
noticed 322 

West, Charles Alfred, notice Ixxxii 

Westcott, Stukeley, English home, in An 
account of the English homes of three 
early proprietors of Providence, by F. A . 
Arnold noticed 322 

Weston, Robert Dickson Report of the Com- 
mittee on Heraldry xvi 
Thomas, notice Ixv 

Wheeler, Samuel Hickok, notice Ixxxiv 

Wildes genealogy, descendants of Abraham, by 
C. Shepard noticed 81 

Williams, Sidrach, complaint against John 

Freeman, 1628 234 
complaint against Thomas Bridgeman, 

1626 234 
Williams College, general catalogue of the 

officers and graduates, 1920 noticed 161 

Winchester, Walter Clark, notice Ixxvii 
Wing genealogy, in The Owl, vol. 21, nos. 1-4 

noticed 160 
Winthrop, Gov. John, leaders in his fleet, 1630 

list 236 
Withington, Frederic Scherer Henry Withing- 

ton of Dorchester, Mass., and some of 

his descendants 142 196 246 
John, record of family 79 
Withington genealogy, descendants of Henry 

of Dorchester, Mass. 142 196 246 

Woodman genealogy, descendants of Edward 
of Newbury, Mass., in preparation 322 

Woods, Jonathan, record of family 239 

Woodsome, Clara Willma (Smith), notice 
Ixxvi 

Woodward, Frank Ernest, memoir with por- 
trait and autograph 243 

Woolley genealogy, descendants of Christopher 
of Concord, Mass. 29; additions and 
corrections 319 

Wooster genealogy, descendants of Edward 
175 

Wright, Rodney Prescott, notice Ixviii 

Wyatt, James Bosley Noel The Wyatt family 
of Baltimore noticed 81 

Wyatt genealogy, by J. B. N. Wyatt noticed 81 

Yale University, Class of Seventy, 50th anni- 
versary report noticed 241 
Yemans, Maj. Herbert William, notice H 
York, Me., history, by Dr. Charles Edward 
Banks, in preparation 158 



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THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTOEICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



JANUARY, 1921 



CHARLES EMELIUS LAURIAT 
By Rev. Lewis Wilder Hicks, M. A., of Wellesley, Mass. 

Charles Emelius Lauriat, bookseller, a resident member ©f 
the New England Historic Genealogical Society from 1868 until 
his resignation in 1874 and again from 1916 until his death, died 
at his home, 1120 Beacon Street, Brookline, Mass., 12 February 
1920, in the seventy-ninth year of his age. He had been confined 
to his house since New Year's Day; but his illness was not regarded 
as critical, and he was able to consider matters of business until 
shortly before his death. 

He was born in Boston 12 January 1842, the son of Emelius 
Anselm, also a native of Boston, and Martha (Foster) Lauriat, 
who was born at Lancaster, Mass., the daughter of Benjamin and 
Martha (Shedd) Foster. 

His grandfather, Louis Anselm Lauriat, was born at Marseilles, 
France, in 1786, and came to this country about 1800. In 1807 he 
married Sarah Dennis of Salem. He was a goldbeater by trade, 
and occupied a building on Washington Street, Boston, at the comer 
of Springfield Street, from about 1822 to 1836. He was a distinguished 
scientist in his day, and an enthusiastic aeronaut, making the second 
ascension in a balloon ever made in this country. He made many 
ascensions in this country, his forty-fifth — one of the last — being 
on 25 August 1842. As there were no gas mains at that time in 
the city, he was obliged to manufacture the gas with which his 
balloons were inflated.* In the Boston Evening Transcript of 
5 June 1838 he is quoted as saying: 

"It is confidently believed by many that the time is not distant when the 
science of aerostation will be brought to such perfection that the aeronaut 
will be able to vary his course and take a direction at will so as to reach a 
given point and distance in safety and with despatch, as ships are navi- 
gated on the ocean, against contrary winds.'' 

Late in the forties he went to California, was there during the 
days of the gold rush, and had a general store at Oak Shade, Horse 
Shoe Bar, on the American River. He came back to Boston once 
more, but returned to California, and died at Sacramento in 1857. 

•There is an account of Mr. Lauriat's ascensions in Boston Notions, published in 1848, p. 209. 
VOL. LXXV. 1 



4 Charles Emelius Lauriat [Jan. 

Charles Emelius Lauriat attended the Phillips Grammar School in 
Boston, and on graduating found employment in William Veazie's 
bookstore, which for years was one of the best known stores of 
its kind on Cornhill. In 1860 he became connected with the book- 
store of William H. Piper & Company, which was situated at 131-133 
Washington Street, at the head of Water Street, and he remained 
with this firm for ten years, rising to the position of manager. In 
August 1872 he formed a partnership with the late Dana Estes 
under the firm name of Estes & Lauriat, publishers and booksellers, 
their bookstore being situated at 299-305 Washington Street, oppo- 
site the Old South Church. In the great Boston fire in the follow- 
ing November the building narrowly escaped destruction, the fire 
extending to the corner of Milk and Washington Streets, and it 
was deemed necessary to move the stock of books to Beacon Hill, 
in order to ensure their safety. In 1898 Mr. Lauriat took over the 
retail department of Estes & Lauriat and formed the Charles E. 
Lauriat Company, of which he was President until his death. In 
1906 the business was moved to its present location, 385 Washing- 
ton Street. 

The business conducted by Mr. Lauriat was successful from the 
start, and the Charles E. Lauriat Company became widely known 
as one of the leading bookselling houses in the country. In the 
course of his career as a bookseller Mr. Lauriat made numerous 
trips to Europe, his first one being in 1873 in the old Cunard steamer 
Atlas. He crossed the Atlantic more than sixty times in all. He 
was one of the first American buyers to go to London to make exten- 
sive purchases of old and rare books in the London market, and 
he became a familiar figure there. 

His charming personality, distinguished figure, business abihty, 
and integrity gained for him multitudes of friends, and many of the 
most prominent men in the literary, religious, and political life of 
New England a generation ago, including Oliver Wendell Holmes, 
Edward Everett Hale, PhilUps Brooks, and James G. Blaine, fre- 
quented his bookstore, sought his advice, and became his patrons. 

Mr. Edwin A. Grozier, a lifelong friend of Mr. Lauriat's, in his 
newspaper, The Boston Post, of 14 February 1920, wrote: 

"By "the death of Charles E. Lauriat, Boston loses a veteran 
bookseller and publisher who valued his calling as a profession — 
and, indeed, made it so. For 58 years he carried on .the culturing 
and illuminating business of finding and selling the best of the world's 
literature, and he knew every angle of the trade for which he stood 
as a mentor and guide. 

"Such a man as Mr. Lauriat does a very great pubUc service, 
not only in making possible the possession of rare and costly books, 
but in creating an atmosphere of 'homeness' that was and is a char- 
acteristic of his store. The student is welcome there; the expert 
on first editions always feels at ease there and the great average 
booklover realizes that what Mr. Lauriat estabUshed has not been 
allowed to depart. 

"The frequenter of his bookstore will feel a loss in seeing no more 
the stalwart and kindly presence of Charles E. Lauriat." 



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At the time of his death Mr. Lauriat was the oldest active book- 
seller in the trade in Boston. 

For thirty-four years Mr. Lauriat was a director of the John 
Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company of Boston, and for many 
years he was the senior member of the board. In the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society he was a member of the Committee 
on Sale of Pubhcations for the years 1917, 1918, and 1919, and was 
appointed by the Council for a fourth year on this committee the 
day before he died. He was a member of the Boston Art Club and 
of the Unitarian Club, and was for forty years active in the Second 
Church in Boston, serving on its Standing Committee. To this 
church the members of his family have presented a memorial tower 
clock, which was installed with appropriate exercises on 29 May 
1920. In politics Mr. Lauriat was a Republican. Besides his Brook- 
line residence he had a simimer home at Squirrel Island, Me. 

Mr. Lauriat married, 13 November 1867, Harriet FideUa Page, 
daughter of Cyrus and Susan Elvira Page of Bedford, Mass., who 
survives him, together with three children, Susan Foster, wife of 
Professor Alfred Church Lane of Tufts College, Charles E. Lauriat, 
Jr., who succeeds his father as President of the Company, and 
Blanche, wife of George W. Chandler of New York. 



RECORDS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 
AT BERWICK (NORTH BERWICK), ME. 

[Continued from vol. 73, page 128] 

[Records op the Berwick Monthly Meeting: I, 1802-1832, continued*] 

29, 11 mo. 1805. Our Esteemed friend Able Thomas attended this meet- 
ing, with a certificate from the monttily meeting of monallen Indorsed by 
the Quarterly meeting of warrington, Pensylvania, Expressive of their 
unity with him as a minister — also our Esteemed friend Amos Lee, with 
a certificate from the monthly meeting of Exeter, Pensylvania, Expressive 
of their unity with him as a minister. [47] 

To Vassalboro monthly meeting. Jedediah Jepson having Removed 
with his family within the compass of your monthly meeting, he, with his 
wife Margeret, and their children, Susanna, Mary, Lowis, Lydia, Abner, 
Judith, Ohver, Margeret, & Elizabeth, are members of this meeting. Said 
Susanna and Mary, being of adult age, appear clear of Marriage Engag- 
ments. We recommend the said family. On behalf of Berwick monthly 
meeting, 28, 2 mo. 1806. Paul Rogers, Elizabeth Neal, Clerks. [50] 

28, 2 mo. 1806. Benjamin Fry hath been in the practice of using profane 

•The records of the Berwick Monthly Meeting were kept in large books, separate from the 
so-called "Record of Membership" and the marriage certificates. The first of these books begins 
with the meeting of 25, 7 mo. 1802 and ends with the meeting of 25, 5 mo. 1832. Abstracts have 
been made for this article of such entries in these books as contain historical information of im- 
portance, removal certificates, or other material useful in genealogical research. The figures in 
brackets that follow the abstracts refer to the pages of the original records where the respective 
entries may be found. 



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language, and, he being gone from us, the clerk is Directed to forward a 
coppy of this minute to Vassalboro monthly meeting, where we are Informed 
the said Benjamin Resides. [51] 

To the monthly meeting of Fahnouth. John Rogers being gone to Reside 
within the compass of your monthly meeting, he is a member of our meet- 
ing, and we know not but that he is clear of marriage Engagments amongst 
us. We Recommend him. Given forth at a monthly meeting held at 
Berwic[k], 28, 3 mo. 1806. Paul Rogers, Clerk. [52] 

To Vassalborough monthly meeting. Elizabeth Varney and her sons 
Ephraim and Ebenezar and Daughter mary having Removed to settle in 
the compass of your meeting and Requested our certificate for themselves 
and two younger children of said Elizabeth, namly, Richard and Jona- 
than,* they being all members of our meetmg and clear of marriage Engage- 
ments, we Reccommend them. On behalf of Berwick monthly meetmg 
held 28, 3 mo. 1806. Paul Rogers, Elizabeth Neal, Clerks. [53] 

To Vassalborough monthly meeting. Obediah Hussey has Removed 
within the compass of your monthly meeting. He is a member of our 
meeting and clear of marriage engagments. We Recomend him. In 
behalf of Berwic[k] monthly meeting held 28, 3 mo. 1806. Paul Rogers, 
aerk. [53] 

28, 3 mo. 1806. Thadeus Morrel has married out of the order of friends 
to a woman not of our Society. He is disowned. [53] 

To Windham monthly meeting. Samuel Varney having Removed 
with his family to settle in the compass of your meeting, he, with his wife 
Mary, and their children, Abigail, Joseph, and Mercy, are members of our 
meeting, and we Reccommend them. On behalf of a monthly meeting 
held at Berwick, 23, 5 mo. 1806. Paul Rogers, Clerk. [56] 

25, 7 mo. 1806. Christopher Hussey 2d is disowned. [59] 

To Vassalborough monthly meeting. Stephen Hussey 3d and Ehzabeth 
his wife hath Removed within the verge of your monthly meeting. They 
are members of our meeting and we Recommend them. Given forth at 
a monthly meeting of friends at Berwick, 25, 7 mo. 1806. Paul Rogers, 
Qerk. [59] 

25, 7 mo. 1806. We are favoured with the company of our Beloved 
friend Wiham Crotch from in great Britain, accompanied by our 
friends Wiliam Rotch [from] new bedford & James Arnold from Provi- 
dence — also our beloved friend Enoch Darling from the state of new york, 
accompanied by our friend Wiham Mitchel from Nine partners. [60] 

Our beloved friend Mahetable Jenkins has for some time had a prospect 
of paying a Religious visit to friends at Nine partners in the state of New 
York and some adjacent meetings, and, notwithstanding her advanced 
age, we leave her at liberty to proceed, she being a minister in good Esteem. 
On behalf of Berwick monthly meeting, state of Massachusetts, 22, 8 mo. 
1806. Paul Rogers, Ehzabeth Neal, Clerks. [61] 

26, 9 mo. 1806. Betty Been is received into membership. [63] 

26, 12 mo. 1806. Our friend Mahitable Jenkins, having Returned to us, 
produced a certificate from the Quarterly meeting at Nine partners, Dated 
5, 11 mo. 1806, Expressive of their satisfaction with her labours of love 
in that meeting and most of the meetings constituting it. [65] 

To Durham monthly meeting. Jacob Buffum, having Requested a 
Removal Certificate to your meeting, is a member of our meeting and clear 
of marriage engagements as far as appears. We Recomend him. On 
behalf of Berwick monthly meeting held 26, 12 mo. 1806. Paul Rogers, 
Qerk. [65] 

27, 2 mo. 1807. Timothy Varney, Jun^, Desires friends approbation 

•la the records of 28, 2 mo. 180G Richard and Jonathan are said to be minors. [51] 



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to proceed in marriage with Abigail Scribner, a member of Sandwich monthly 
meeting. [66] [Vide infra.] 

27, 2 mo. 1807. Stephen Green, who produced a minute from Seebrook 
monthly meeting Dated 15, 3 mo. 1804, having served out his apprentiship 
and gone from us, the clerk is Directed to furnish sd Seebrook meeting with 
a coppy of this minute. [67] 

27, 3 mo. 1807. The friend[s] appointed to Inspect the clearness of Timoy 
Varney, Jun^, Report that [they] Dont find anything to hinder his proceed- 
ing in marriage as proposed, he being a member of this meeting and clear 
of marriage Engagments among us and having consent of parents. The 
clerk is Directed to furnish Sandwich monthly meeting with the necessary 
Extracts from our minutes. [67] [Vide supra.] 

27 [sic, ? 17], 4 mo. 1807. Enoch Peaslee is disowned. [68] 

To Vassalborough monthly meeting. Hanson Hussey Requests a Re- 
moval certificate to your meeting. He is a member of our meeting, and 
clear of marriage Engagments among us, as far as appears. We Recomend 
him. Given forth at a monthly meeting held at Berwick 17, 4 mo. 1807. 
Paul Rogers, Clerk. [69] 

17, 4 mo. 1807. John Roberts has married out of the order of friends, 
and, being Removed far from us, he is Disowned. [69] 

29, 5 mo. 1807. David Morrel, son of Abraham Morrel, having married 
out of the order of friend[s] and being Removed far from us, is disowned. 
[71] Josiah Morrel, son of Winthrop Morrel, going out in marriage contrary 
to our Established order and now Removed far from us, is diso\vned. [71] 
Paul Hussey, having gone out in marriage by a Justice of peace to a woman 
who is a member and stands in the Relation of a first cousen, is disowned. 
[72] Ahijah Hussey, having Removed far from us and married out of the 
order of friends, is disowned. [72] 

To Vassalborough monthly meeting. Rowland Fry having Removed 
with his family to settle in the compass of your meeting, he and his wife 
Judith, with their two sons David and James and their Daughter Alice 
(being minors), are all members of our meeting, whom we Recommend. 
On behalf of our monthly meeting held at Berwick, 26, 6 mo. 1807. Paul 
Rogers, Clerk. [73] 

26, 6 mo. 1807. A communication is received from Vassalboro monthly 
meeting, dated 20, 5 mo. 1807, stating that John Purinton, a minor, a mem- 
ber of Berwick monthly meeting, has joined with the train band. [73] His 
acknoledgment is accepted by Berwick monthly meeting, 25, 9 mo. 1807. [76] 

24, 7 mo. 1807. Daniel Fry is Restored to membership. [74] 

24, 7 mo. 1807. We are favoured with the company of our beloved friend 
WiUiam Planner, with a Certificate from the monthly meeting of Newgarden, 
North Carolina, Expressive of their unity with him as a minister; also our 
beloved friend Stephen Gardner, companion to our aforesaid friend, who 
produced a coppy of a minute from New garden Quarterly meeting. [74] 

25, 9 mo. 1807. Mary Hussey, formerly EsteS; and Sarah Cutten, formerly 
.Bunker, are disowned. [76] 

16, 10 mo. 1807. The acknoledgment of Ephraim Allen, who had married 
out of the order of friends to a woman not of our Society, is accepted. [77] 

22, 1 mo. 1808. Two letters are received from our aged friend Mary 
Mitchel. [79] 

25, 3 mo. 1808. Jedediah Morrell, son of John Morrell, who went from 
here when a child to Reside in the compass of Falmouth monthly meeting 
and now Requests a Removal Certificate, is Recomended, and the clerk 
is Directed to forward therto a Coppy of this minute. [81] 

25, 3 mo. 1808. Peter Morrell Requests the Care of friends for his grand- 
son, Abraham Morrell, a minor. [81] 



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From our monthly meeting held at Monkton, 4, 2 mo. 1808. To Berwick 
monthly meeting. Abraham Brown, a minor, hath Removed to Kittery 
in the verge of your meeting; he being a member of our meeting, we 
Reccommend him. James Austin 3d, clerk. [Entered in the records of 

22, 4 mo. 1808.] [83] 

To Berwick monthly meeting. Shadrach Hasty, a member of our meeting, 
being about to Remove within the bounds of your meeting, is clear of marriage 
engagments as far as appears. By Direction of a monthly meeting held at 
Windham, 29, 8 mo. 1807. Noah Read, clerk. [Entered in the records 
of 24, 6 mo. 1808.] [85] 

29, 7 mo. 1808. Hannah Meeder, formerly Estes, is disowned. [85] 

29, 7 mo. 1808. Jonathan Buffum, having Returned from Vassalboro, 
produced a minute given in his favour 5 mo. 1805 and Indorsed by Vassal- 
boro monthly meeting. [85] 

19, 8 mo. 1808. Abraham IMorrell, a minor, grandson of Peter IMorrell, 
is received as a member. [86] 

19, 8 rno. 1808. David Morrel's acknoledgment is accepted and he is 
accepted into membership. [86] 

19, 8 mo. 1808. Anna Morrel, wife of David Morrel, Junr, is received 
into membership. [86] 

To vassalborough Monthly meeting. Stephen Hussey, Jun"", being 
about to Remove with his family within the compass of your meeting, and 
he and his wife Judith and their children, Hiram,* Sarah, Rhoda, Ruth, & 
anna, being members of our meeting and clear of marriage Engagments 
as far as appears, we Reccommend them. On behalf of Berwick mo. meets, 

23, 9 mo. 1808. Paul Rogers, Elizabeth Neal, Clerks. [87] 

25, 11 mo. 1808. Peter Morrel Desires a Certificate to Salem in behalf 
of his grandson, Abram Morrel, he being about to be placed there as an 
apprentice. He, being a member of this meeting, is Reccommended. [89] 

To Seebrook monthly meeting. Jonathan Green, who came from your 
parts when a minor to Reside as an apprentice, having becom a member 
of our meeting and since Returned back and Settled within the compass 
of your meeting, being still a member and clear of marriage Engagments 
as far as appears, we Reccommend him. On behalf of Berwick monthly 
meeting, 25, 11 mo. 1808. Paul Rogers, Cl^. [89] 

23, 12 mo. 1808. Peter Morrell Desires a certificate to Seebrook monthly 
meeting, in order to proceed in marriage with Miriaam Hoag, a member 
of that meeting. [90] 

23, 12 mo. 1808. Josiah Morrell, Jun^, and Naham Morrell acknowledge 
that they have married wives out of Society and thereby Departed from 
the Rule of Discipline. [90] 24, 2 mo. 1809. Their aclmoledgments are 
accepted, and they are Received into membership. [92] 

24, 2 mo. 1809. Sarah, wife of Josiah Morrel, and Sarah, wife of Neham 
Morrel, are accepted into membership. [93] 

To vassalboro monthly meeting. Jedediah Hussey, having Removed 
within the Compass of your meeting, is a member of our meeting and is 
clear of marriage Engagments amongst us as far as appears. We Reccom- 
mend him. Given forth at a monthly meeting of friends held at Berwick, 

24, 3 mo. 1809. Paul Rogers, Clk. [94] 

21, 4 mo. 1809. James Buffum, a member of this meeting. Son of Joshua 
Buffum, Deceasd, being a minor and not under guardianship, having gone 
into the compass of Vassalboro monthly meeting to seek service. Requested 
a minute, and the clerk is Directed to furnish s^ vassalboro meeting with 
a coppy of this minute. [95] 

21, 4 mo. 1809. Susanna Morrell is accepted into membership. [95] 

•In the records of 22, 4 mo. 1808 this Hiram Hussey is said to be a minor. [83] 



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23, 6 mo. 1809. Thadeus Morrel's acknoledgment, dated 15, 2 mo. 1809, 
in which he condemns his misconduct and desires that it be passed by, is 
accepted. [97] 

28, 7 mo. 1809. Samuel Buffum, Jun^, is disowned. [98] 

18, 8 mo. 1809. After receipt of a communication from Seabrook monthly 
meeting Jonathan Green is disowned. [99] 

29, 9 mo. 1809. Stephen Hussey and Caleb Buffum, Junr, Inform that 
they propose Disposing of their Interest and Removing i[n]to the compass 
of Vassalboro monthly meeting. [100] 

20, 10 mo. 1809. Eph^ Morrell Desires friends advice Respecting 
Disposing of [sic, ? or] Selling his Interest and Removing into the Compass of 
Vassalboro monthly meeting. [101] 

29, 12 mo. 1809. Abigail Maxwell (formerly Estes) is disowned. [103] 
23, 2 mo. 1810. Stephen Husseys Request coming again under Considera- 
tion, and the said Stephen Informing that there appears no prospect of 
his Removing at present, the subject is Dismissed. [105] 

23, 2 mo. 1810. Richard Dow is disowned. [105] 

20, 4 mo. 1810. Complaint that Aaron Rogers has married out of the 
order of friends to a woman not of our Society. [107] 

29, 6 mo. 1810. Hannah Earl is disowned. [108] 

26, 7 mo. 1810. Aaron Rogers is disowned. [108] 

28, 12 mo. 1810. George Neal's acknoledgment for his conduct in marry- 
ing contrary to the order of the Society, etc., is accepted. [Ill] 

Our Beloved Aged friend Mehitable Jenkins intends to pay a Religious 
Visit to some Meetings in the State of New York and Vermont. She being 
a Member of our Meeting and a Minister in Unity, We Recommend her 
to the care of friends where her lot may be cast. On behalf of Berwick 
Monthly Meeting, State of Massachusetts, 19, 4 mo. 1811. Joshua Jenkins, 
Clerk. Mary Hussey, Clerk for the day. [113] 

24, 5 mo. 1811. Gideon [?George] Neall now Residing within the limits 
of Seabrook Monthly Meets and having Requested a few lines thereto, he 
being a member of this Meeting, the Clerk is directed to forward to Sea- 
brook Mo MeetK a Coppy of this minute. [114] 

To Seabrook Monthly Meeting. John Purinton having been gone from us 
for some time past and now Residing within the Limits of your Meet- 
ing, he being of our Meeting, we desire your care and oversight of him. 
By direction of a Monthly Meeting held at Berwick, 24, 5 mo. 1811. Joshua 
Jenkins, Clerk. [114] 

28, 6 mo. 1811. Windham Monthly Meeting is to be informed that 
Berwick Monthly Meeting has no objection to the restoration to member- 
ship of Elijah Jepson, formerly a member of Berwick Monthly Meeting. 

[115] 

26, 7 mo. 1811. Paul Genniss is received as a Member of this Meetmg. 

[115] 

27, 9 mo. 1811. William Bean, jr., is accepted as a Member. [117] 
27, 9 mo. 181 1. Reed the following communication from Seabrook monthly 

Meeting: We have Visited and Laboured with John Purinton for Marry- 
ing a Woman not of our society. By order of Seabrook Mo Meets held 
7 mo. 1811. Joseph Philbrick, Clerk. [117] 

18, 10 mo. 1811. John Purinton is disowned. [120] 

18, 10 mo. 1811. Nahum Morrell Requests the care of friends for two 
of his children, Abraham and Jedidiah. This Meeting therefore Receives 
them into Membership. [120] 

18, 10 mo. 1811. William Purinton requests a removal certificate to 
Vassalborough Mo Meets. [120] . , 

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Certificate Report they think it most propper to send him one to Fabnouth 
Monthly Meeting, he having Returned to them [as follows]: To Fabnouth 
Monthly Meeting. Whereas WiUiam Purinton came here an Apprentice 
to Abner Rogers, Recommended as a Member of your Meeting, and, as 
his said Master deceased before he was free, he has since Returned to you 
while a Minor, and being still a member of our society, we Recommend 
him. By order of a Monthly Meeting held at Berwick, 29, 11 mo. 1811. 
Joshua Jenkins, Clerk. [121] 

29, 11 mo. 1811. David Morreli, jr., Requests the care of friends for his 
two sons, Levi & Humphrey, [and] they are rec^ into Membership. [121] 

To Berwick Mo MeetK. Isaac Varney, Jr., now residing amongst you, 
Requests a Removal Certificate to you. He is a Member of our Meeting 
and clear of Marriage engagements amongst us. We Recommend him. 
On beRalf of Dover Mo Meets held at Rochester, 26, 2 mo. 1812. Richard 
Dame, Clerk. [Entered in the records of 27, 3 mo. 1812.] [123] 

27, 3 mo. 1812. Abraham Jepson Requesting a few lines to falmouth 
Monthly Meeting, he being a Member of this Meeting, the Clerk is directed 
to forward to s^ falmouth Mo Meets a coppy of this minute. [123] 

To Dover Mo Meeting. James Neall, having requested our certificate 
signifyg his clearness to proceed in Marriage with Content Sawyer, a Mem- 
ber of your Meets, he being a Member of our meets, no objection appears. 
Given at a Monthly Meets held at Berwick, 17, 4 mo. 1812. Joshua Jenkins, 
Clerk. [123] 

29, 5 mo. 1812. Enoch Peaslee hath Married out of the order of friends 
to a Woman who is not a Member of our Society. [124] 

To Sandwich Mo Meeting. Jonathan Buffum, having Requested our 
Certificate Shewing his clearness to proceed in Marriage with Sally Baset, 
a Member of your Meeting, is clear of Marriage engagements amongst us 
for what appears. By order of a Monthly Meeting held at Berwick, 26, 
6 mo. 1812. Joshua Jenkins, Clerk. [124] 

26, 6 mo. 1812. We were favoured with the company of our beloved 
friend Mathew Franklin, with a Certificate from New York Mo Meeting 
bearing date of 8, 4 mo. 1812, and also our friend Nehemiah Merret, with 
a coppy of a minute from sd Meets. [125] 

To Berwick Mo Meeting. Where as Nanthan [sic] Hanson proposes 
to lay his Intention of Marriage before your meeting with Lydia AUen, a 
member of your Meeting, he is a Member of our Meeting and appears clear 
of Marriage Engagements among us and hath consent of Parents. From 
Seabrook Mo Meeting held at Ahnsbury, 16, 7 mo. 1812. Joseph Phill- 
brick, C'k. [Entered in the records of 24, 7 mo. 1812.] [125] 

To Dover Mo Meeting. John Plummer having gone to reside amongst 
you in order to serve an Apprenticeship with Tobias Evans, he being 
a Member of our Meeting, we recommend him to your care. By 
direction of a Mo Meets held at Berwick, 24, 7 mo. 1812. Joshua Jenkins, 
clerk. [125] 

24, 7 mo. 1812. We are favoured with the company of our Beloved 
aged Friend Elijah Hoag, with Certificate from Monkton Mo Meeting. [126] 

To Monkton Monthly Meeting. Abraham Brown, who came Rec- 
comeded as a Member of your meeting sometime past, now having Re- 
moved back to you again, is a member of our Meeting and is*clear of Marriage 
Engagements amongst us. We recommend him. By direction of a Monthly 
Meeting held at Berwick, 21, 8 mo. 1812. Joshua Jenkins, clerk. [127] 

To Windham Monthly Meeting. David Morreli, Jr., having removed 
to Cornish within the Limmits of your Meeting & Requesting our certificate 
for himself & Anne his wife & their children, Levi, Humphrey, Elizabeth, 
& Lydia, we therefore certify that they are Members of our Meeting. We 



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Recommend them. By direction of a monthly Meeting held at Berwick, 

21, 8 mo. 1812. Joshua Jenkins, Elizabeth Neall, Clerks. [127]. 

21, 8 mo. 1812. John Hussey Requests the care of friends for his son, 
Paul Hussey. This Meeting accepts him into Membership. [127] 

25, 9 mo. 1812. The Certificate given in favour of William Purinton 
to Falmouth Mo Meete being Returned, he, having Removed to Vassal- 
borough, requests a Removal Certificate to that Meeting. [128] 

25, 12 mo. 1812. Enoch Peaslee acknowledges that he has kept com- 
pany with a woman not a member of our Society in order for marriage, 
and his acknowledgment is accepted. [129] 

To the monthly meeting of friends at Vassalborough. William Purinton, 
being Removed within the Compass of your meeting, is a member of our 
meeting and is clear of marriage Engagments amongst us as far as appears. 
We Recommend him. On behalf of Berwick monthly meeting held 25, 
12 mo. 1812. Paul Rogers, Clerk at this time. [130] 

To Vassalborough Monthly Meeting. Ebenezer Varney, having PtC- 
moved to Fairfax within Verge of Your Meeting,* is a Member of our Meet- 
ing and is clear of Marriage engagements amongst us as far as appears. 
We Reconmaend him. On behalf of a Monthly Meeting held at Berwick, 

22, 1 mo. 1813. Joshua Jenkins, Clerk. [131] 

To Friends of Falmouth Monthly Meeting. Abraham Jepson, a Member 
of our Meeting, haveing removed within the Verge of your Meeting, is clear 
of Marriage engagements amongst us as far as appears. We Recommend 
him. By direction of a Monthly Meeting held at Berwick, 22, 1 mo. 1813. 
Joshua Jenkins, Clerk. [131] 

To Seabrook Mo Meeting. By Request of Stephen Jenkins, a member 
of our Meeting, we have made Enquiry respecting his clearness to proceed 
in Marriage with Jemima Green, a member of your Meeting. He appears 
to be clear of Marriage engagements amongst us & hath consent of Parents. 
Bj direction of our Monthly Meeting held at Berwick, 16, 4 mo. 1813. 
Joshua Jenkins, Clerk. [133] 

20, 5 mo. 1813. Pa\il Hussey Requesting a Certificate to Falmouth 
Monthly Meeting of his right of Membership with us, the Clerk is directed to 
forward to said Meeting a coppy of this minute. [134] 

23, 7 mo. 1813. Have had the company of our Beloved Friend Abel 
Thomas, with a coppy of a Minute from Monallen Mo Meeting, dated 17, 
3 mo. 1813. [134] 

To Harlem Monthly Meeting. Timothy Hussey having removed with 
his family within the Limmits of your Meeting, he ^d Abigail his Wife & 
Cynthy their Daughter are Members of our Meetmg. We Recommend 
them. By direction of our Monthly Meeting held at Berwick, 26, 11 mo. 
1813. Joshua Jenkins, Lydia Rogers, Clrks. [137] 

To Windham Monthly Meeting. Shadrach Hasty, having Requested 
to be Annexed to your Meeting, is a member of our Meeting. We know 
of no Marriage Engagements here away. We Recommend him. By 
direction of a monthly Meeting held at Berwick, 25, 2 mo. 1814. Joshua 
Jenkins, Clerk. [139] 

25, 3 mo. 1814. Elijah Roberts has Married out of the order of Friends. 
[139] 

25, 3 mo. 1814. Giddeon Mollinex attended this Meeting, with a Certi- 
ficate from Plains Monthly Meeting in the County of Ulster in New York, 
dated 26, 10 mo. 1813. [140] 

22, 4 mo. 1814. The committee in the case of Elijah Roberts reports that 
the Woman to whom he is Married is his first Cousin. He is disowned. [140] 

•On 29. 4 mo. 1803 Ebenezer Varney appears in these records as "having gone to reside within 
the limits of Vassalborough Monthly Meeting." [13] 



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To Sandwich Mo Meeting. Paul Gennis, having Removed to the Limmits 
of your Meeting, is a member of our meets & is clear of Marriage engage- 
ments amongst us. We recommend him. By direction of a monthly 
Meeting held at Berwick, 22, 4 mo. 1814. Joshua Jenkins, Clerk. [141] 

22, 4 mo. 1814. James Buffum Requests some" Lines to Salem Monthly 
Meeting, signifying his right of Membership, also Benajah Buffum, they 
being gone to Reside within the Limmits of s^ Meets for a space of time, 
&, no objection appearing, the Clerk is directed to forward to s^ Meets a 
coppy of this minute. [141] 

22, 4 mo. 1814. Mary Varney attended this Meeting, with a Certificate 
from Starksboro' Mo Meets, dated 5, 11 mo. 1813; also Ruth Meeler [?] 
as companion [to] the sd Marry; also James Austin, with a coppy of a minute 
from Faresburgh Mo Meets, bearing date 29, 12 mo. 1813. [141] 

27, 5 mo. 1814. Mary Roberts, formerly Hanson, is disowned. [142] 
24, 6 mo. 1814. William Bean Requesting the Care of Friends for three 
of his children, Daniel, Othniel, & James, they are Received as members 
of this meeting. [143] 

To Seabrook Monthly Meeting. Hiram Neall Requesting a Certificate 
in order to proceed in Marriage with Elizabeth Jones, a member of your 
Meeting, he is a member of this Meeting ^ clear of Marriage engagements 
amongst us for what appears. By direction of a Monthly Meeting held 
at Berwick, 21, 10 mo. 1814. Joshua Jenkins, Clerk. [145] 

23, 12 mo. 1814. Jonhn [?] Page, now resideing within the Limmits of 
Vassalborough Monthly Meeting, having Requested a minute there to 
signifying his right of Membership, he being a Member of this Meeting & 
no objection appearing, the Clerk is directed to forward to said Vassalb^ 
Mo Meeting a coppy of this faiinute. [147] 

[To be continued] 



INSCRIPTIONS IN THE TOWN CEMETERY 
AT THE VILLAGE OF BAKERSFIELD, VT. 

Copied and communicated by Herbert Williams Denio, A. M., 

of New York City 

[Continued from vol. 74, page 319] 

Ephraim Maynard Died Aug. 19, 1856, Aged 85 Years.* 
Frank William Little Son of Frank B. & Martha I. Maynard Aug. 31, '04. 
Mar. 15, '07. [Son of Frank Burton and' Martha Isadore (Davis) May- 
nard, i). Aug. 31, 1904, d. Mar. 15, 1907, a. 2 years, 6 months, 15 days.] 
Hannah 0. Daughter of Ephraim & Betsey Maynard. Died Nov. 21st 

1828. Aged 13 years. . . . 
In memory of Harriet Majmard who died Aug. 30th 1822. ag'd 20 mos. 
Also an Infant who died Dec. 4th 1822 aged 4 days. 
Daughtrs of Samuel & Maria Maynard 
Harrison 1837-1904 [Harrison S., son of Calvin and C. (Jackson) Maynard, 
b. Jan. 14, 1837, d. Aug. 7, 1904, a. 67 years, 7 months, 3 days.] 
Rhoda 1836-1909. [Rhoda M., dau. of James and Amy (Ripley) 

•In an adjoining lot markers for children of Ephraim Maynard read as follows: "Betsey," "In- 
fant," "Mary J.," "Stillman." "Horace H." 



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Johnson, b. at Franklin, Vt., Dec. 19, 1838, d. Apr. 1, 1909, a. 71 
years, 4 months, 13 days.]* 
James Maynard Born Bakersfield; Vt. Apr. 12, 1809, May 25, 1890. [Son 
of Simon and Phoebe Maynard, a. 81 years, 1 month, 13 days.] 

His. Wife Au tenia H. Shattuck, Born Bakersfield; Vt. Feb. 9, 1818, 

June 29, 1856. 
Gaylard H. Son of J. & A. H. Maynard July 19, 1855, Oct. 20, 1860. 
Sarah A. Dau. of J. & A. H. Maynard, May 6, 1838, Jan. 30, 1871. 
John Maynard 1774-1813 

His Wife Elizabeth Knowles 1775-1849 
Their Dau. Eliza K. 1803-1821 

Jesse K. Maynard 1808-1894. [Son of John and M. EUzabeth 
(Knowls) Maynard, d. Feb. 9, 1894, a. 85 years, 10 months, 
15 days.] 

Wives of Jesse K. 
Lucy Taylor 1810-1835 

Lucy Giddings 1809-1873. [Dau. of Wm. and Betsey Giddings, d. 

July 13, 1873, a. 64 years, 6 months.] 

In Memory of Mr. John Maynard. who died May 11th 1821. aged 34 years. 

Julia S. daur. of Wm T. & L. S. Maynard died Sept. 30. 1841, Aged 6 ys. & 2 m. 

Mame C. McEnany, Wife of Myron B. Maynard, Mar. 24, 1907, Age 39 

Years. [Mary Elizabeth, dau. of James and Elizabeth (O'Nile) 

McNany, b. Dec. 22, 1868, a. 38 years, 3 months, 2 days.] 

In Memory of Mrs. Martha Maynard who died March 3rd 1822 aged 57 

years. Consort of Stephen Maynard. 
Orlando Maynard 1858- 

His Wife Flora A. Doane 1860-1911. [Flora Ardelia, dau. of Benj. 
Doane, b. Aug. 19, 1859, d. Dec. 21, 1911, a. 52 years, 4 months, 3 
days.] 
Orra S. Maynard Died Aug. 21, 1886. M. 3 m's. & 7 d'ys. 
Patty P. daughter of Edward & Sarah Maynard died April 25, 1809 aged 4 

years. 
Simon Maynard 1779-1853 [b. in Oakham, Mass.] 

Phebe, wife of Simon Maynard, died Feb. 23, 1849 Aged 68 Years. 
In Memory of Stephen Maynard Esq who died Feb. 7, 1813 aged 53 years. 
WiUey Davis Little Son of Frank B. & Martha I. Maynard Sept. 17, 1907 
July 4, 1911. [Willie Davis Maynard, a. 3 years, 9 months, 28 days.] 
Wm T. Maynard Died Jan. 3, 1882, M. 82 Y'rs 

Luana S. Wife of Wm T. Maynard Died July 16, 1894, M. 84 Y'rs. 
[Dau. of David and Louis [sic] Foster, b. in Massachusetts, a. 84 
years, 7 months, 2 days.] 
An Infant Daugh: of Wm. T. & L. S. Maynard died Dec. 31. 1840. 
Our Babies Infant Children of M. B. & M. C. Maynard Born & Died May 14, 
1895. [Twins, children of Myron and Mame Maynard, d. May 15, 
1895, a. 1 day.] 
Sadie J. Mead Died Sept. 30, 1899. M. 21 Y'rs. Daughter of D. M. & 

J. M. Mead. 
Emma J. Brewer Wife of L. W. Miner Died July 13, 1886 M. 29 Y'rs. [Dau. 
of Leister and Mary Ann Brewer, b. in Berkshire, Vt., a. 29 years, 1 
month, 13 days.] 
A. J. Minor 1852-1915 [Alvin John) son of John and Lurmtha (Warres) 
Minor, d. July 11, 1915, a. 63 years, 3 months, 19 days.] 

His Wife Sevign Chase 1862-1909 [Lucy S., dau. of Vanness and D. 
(Stratton) Chase, b. Oct. 22, 1862, d. Oct. 3, 1909, a. 46 years, 11 
months, 19 days.) 

•She waa wife of Harrison S. Maynard. 



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Walter W. son of L. J. & L. M. Minor Died June 17, 1900 M. 10 W'ks. [Son 

of Leo and Laura M. (Stratton) Minor, a. 2 months, 12 days.] 
[Mary Mitchell, see inscription to Elizabeth F. B. Northrop.] 
Albert, son of Harry & Amanda Montague, died Aug. 2. 1833. aged 1 year 

& 3 days. 
Amanda, Wife of Harry Montague, Died Sept 10, 1846. Aged 39 years. 
[Emily M. (Hazeltine) Moore, see inscription to Gen. S. B. Hazeltine.] 
[Rev. H. J. Moore, see inscription to Gen. S. B. Hazeltine.] 
John D. Moore, Aged 66 Y'rs. May 2, 1891. [Son of Holland and Sarah 
Moore, b. at Montgomery, Vt., a. 66 years, 3 months, 4 days.] 
His Wife Cornelia L., JE. 59 Y's. & 6 Ms. Dec. 16, 1892. [Dau. of 
Jesse Knowles and Lucy (Taylor) Maynard, d. Dec. 1, 1892, a. 59 
years, 6 months, 24 days.] 
Gertie M. Dau. of J. D. & C. L. Moore, M. 19 Y'rs. Dec. 16, 1891. 

[b. in Cambridge, Vt., a. 18 years, 11 months, 5 days, single.] 
Myrtie A. M. 3 Y'rs Sept. 13, 1865. 
Wniie T. M. 1 Yr. Mar. 6, 1868. 
Georgie E. JE. 4 Y'rs. Sept. 3, 1873. 
Crayton M. JE. 23 Y'rs Mar. 5, 1877. 

Children of J. D. & C. L. Moore. 
Delia, Wife of James MorreU, Born Dec. 9, 1809, Died Dec. 25, 1864. 
Abigail daughter of Daniel & Sarah L. Morse. Died Aug. 4 1841. Aged 4 

days. 
Adelia Almira daughter of Amasa & Miriam P. Morse died August 25. 1833, 

aged 2 years. 
George W. son of Daniel & Sarah L. Morse died Jan. 1, 1845 aged 2 mos & 2 ds. 

Morway 
Homer S. Morway Sept. 29, 1852-Aug. 20, 1917* 
His Wife Jennie I. Shattuck Nov. 20, 1860-Feb. 7, 1899 [Dau. of 
Chauncy and Lois Shattuck, b. at Waterville, Vt., a. 38 years, 2 
months, 18 days.] 
His Wife Rhoda A. Costlow, July 27, 1856t 
Beatrice S. Morway Daughter Apr. 8, 1898-Sept. 28, 1898. 
Zaidee Dau. of W. M. & M. L. Naramore, Died June 4, 1874. JE. 4 y'rs 6 

mo's & 14 d's. 
Chariest 

[Charles B. Nichols, see inscription to Rebecca Burr Sturgess.] 
[Charlotte A. Nichols, see inscription to Rebecca Burr Sturgess.] 
Frank § 
John Nichols Died May 10, 1856, M. 68 Y'rs. 

Charlotte Wife of John Nichols Died Nov. 27, 1891. JE. 93 Y'rs. 

[Dau. of Lewis and Hannah (Wheeler) Abbott, b. at Petersham, 

Mass., a. 93 years, 5 months, 13 days, death caused by broken hip.) 

Charles W. Nichols, Died Jan. 25, 1884. iE. 67 Y'rs. [Son of John 

and Charlotte Nichols, b. at Williamstown, Mass., a. 67 years, 3 

months, 5 days, single.] 

[See also inscription to Charlotte Barnes and accompanying footnote.] 

Abner Niles Co. F 8th Vt. Inf. JE. 27, Y'rs. Enlisted Dec. 1861. R^n- 

listed Jan. 64. 
Lizzie C. Wife of Herbert Niles. died May 1, 1881. In her 31, Year. 
Pearl Dau. of H. & L. C. Niles died Apr. 21, 1881. 
Sahnon T. Niles Died 18[illeoible]. 

His Wife Mary Died July 26, 1880. JE, 74 Y'rs. 

•He died at Waterville, Vt. 

tThis is the date of birth. 

JCharles Nichols, a young child, buried in the lot of John Nichols. 

§Frank Nichols, a young child, buried in the lot of John Nichols. 



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Marion Dau. of F. J. & B. L. Norris 1907-1912. [Marion Chase, dau. of 
Frank J. and Bertha L. (Chase) Norris, b. in Berkshire, Vt., July 30, 
1907, d. July 17, 1912.] 
Elizabeth F. B. Northrop Apr. 3, 1846. Mar. 17, 1864. [Dau. of Jonathan 
and D. F. (Mitchell) Northrop, b. in Fairfield, Vt., d. March 11, 1864, a. 
17 years, 11 months, 13 days.] 
Mary MitcheU July 30, 1792, July 14, 1868. 

Erected by Mrs. Jonathan Northrop in memory of 
her mother and Daughter. 
Nutting* 
Frank G. Nutting 1831-1904 [Son of George and Abiah (Dunning) 
Nutting, b. in Berkshire, Vt., d. Mar. 16, 1904, a. 72 years, 9 
months, 16 days.] 
Ernest 1873-1874 [Ernest W., son of F. G. and Axy (Kimball) Nut- 
ting, d. Sept. 9, 1874, a. 9 months, 1 day.] 
Clinton A. Chaumont 1870-19041 
George F. Nutting Died Nov. 11, 1889 M. 28 Yrs. [Son of Frank G. and 
Axie (Kimball) Nutting, b. in Enosburg, Vt.] 

His Wife Jennie M. Died June 23, 1882. M. 18 Yrs. [Dau. of John 
and Jane M. (Robinson) Anderson, b. in Ferrisburgh, Vt., a. 17 
years, 9 months, 23 days.] 
Byron K. Oakes, Died Jan. 31, 1864, iE. 28 Ys.J 
Emily Wife of Seth Oakes Bom May 21, 1810. Died May 15, 1887. 
Seth Oakes Died Sept. 10, 1866 Aged 54 Y'rs & 5 Mo's. [Saddler, a. 56 

years, 5 months.] 
Abigail Wife of Gideon Ohn. Died in Waterville. Sept. 1, 1885. M. 72 

yrs. & 11 Mos. 
EUen F. daughter of H. & H. Ohn died Aug. 14, 1868 M. 3 Mo. & 25 days.§ 
Gideon H. Olin Died in Waterville. Aug. 2, 1880. JE. 70 yrs. 
Roxana. daughter of H. & H. OUn. died Nov. 28 1865. iE. 6 Mo. k~:2S ds. 

[Dau. of Henry and Hannah Olin.] 
Charles F. Ovitt Nov. 12, 1828- June 20, 1887. 

His Wife MatOda E. Foster Nov. 28, 1826-July 1, 1916 
Their son Eddie Daniel Oct. 15, 1865-Aug. 26 1867 [Edgar D., d. 
Aug. 1, 1867, a. 1 year, 10 months, 22 day8.]|| 

Ovitt 
Dennis S. Ovitt Died Oct. 27, 1886 M. 71 Y's. 10 M^s. & 14 D'ys. 

[Son of John and Lydia Ovitt, b. in Fairfield, Vt.] 
Mary Bickford Ovitt Died Apr. 7, 1895. M. 80 Y'rs. 7 Mb. k 23 

Ds. [Dau. of Bigford, b. in Barnet, Vt., d. Aug. 14, 1895, 

a. 84 years, 2 months, 5 days.] 

Ovitt 
Reuben C. 1852- 
His Wife Ella Perkins 1853- 

Mildred S. 1896-1909. [Mildred Sarah, dau. of Reuben C. and Ella 
L. (Perkins) Ovitt, b. Aug. 15, 1896, d. Nov. 20, 1909, a. 13 years, 
3 months, 5'days.] 
Gordon C.H 1879- 
His Wife Ada Ovitt 1880- 

•The individual inscriptions accompanying this monument are on markers. 

tSon-in-law of Frank G. Nutting. 

tHe died while in the Army, and his remains were brought home for burial. 

§Daught€r of Henry and Hannah Olin. — m. l. s. 

I On the original gravestone of Charles F. Ovitt, which was replaced by the present stoHe m 
1918, were also the words: "Member of Co. G. 13 Vt. Vol." On the present stone the reaorda of 
hia wife and son have been added, the son's record having been taken from an earlier stone which 
was removed in 1918. 

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Blanche M. 1904-1910 [Dau. of Gordon and Adah (Ovitt) Gates, b. 
June 21, 1904, d. Mar. 14, 1910, a. 5 years, 8 months, 21 days.] 

Ovitt Gates 
Richard* 

In Memory of Timothy StiUman son of Gardner & Betsey Page, who died 
Oct. 16th AD 1817. aged 3 years 6 months & 28 days. 
Also an Infant, son of Gardner & Betsey Page, died January 22nd 
AD 1823. 
Amitta P. Born Sept. 28, 1829, Died May 19, 1833. 
Infant Daugh. Died 1827. 
Infant son Died 1833. 
Infant son Died 1836. 

Children of Seneca & Mary Ann Paige. 
Amity Wife of Foster Paige, veteran of the Revolution. Died Nov. 5, 1860, 

in her 99 Year. 
Betsey Elliott, wife of Stillman Paige, and daughter of the late Timothy 
Soule. of Fairfield Died Oct. 22, 1872, M. 60 y'rs. [Dau. of Timothy 
and Betsey Soule, b. in Fairfield, Vt.] 
Betsey Parker, Wife of Gardner Paige, Died Feb. 23, 1860. M. 77 Y'rs. 

[Dau. of EHsha and Sally Parker, b. at PhilHpston (Canada).] 
E. StiUman Paige Born March 18, 1819 Died March 22, 1904. [Son of Gar- 
diner and Betsey (Parker) Page, d. March 21, 1904, a. 89 years.] 
Eunice Wife of Reed Paige Died Aug. 3, 1871, Ae. 79 Y's. 
Foster Paige, Died June 22, 1843. JE. 86 Y'rs. 
Gardner Paige, Died Nov. 7, 1861, M. 76 Y'rs. 
Reed Paige, Died Feb. 21, 1867, M. 76 Ys. [Reid, son of Foster Paige, b. in 

Hardback, Mass., d. Feb. 22, 1867.] 
Reed Paige Mar. 4, 1839-Oct. 2, 1896. [Son of Gardner and Lydia Paige, a. 
57 years, 7 months.] 

Cora A. Oct. 30, 1868. Feb. 19, 1877. 
Seneca Paige Esq. died Oct. 11, 1856, Aged 68 yrs. Born at Hardwick 
Mass. Feb. 11, 1788. Died in the Province of Canada. For nearly 40 
years he resided in the county of Missisquoi and represented that county 
in the Provincial Parliament. His loss will be felt by many. Particu- 
larly by the poor. He was truly the poor man's friend. Converted to 
God in this town in 1833 joined the* M. E. church at St. Albans. Be- 
came a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church on his removal to 
Canada, in which communion he died. Penitently trusting in the Lord 
Jesus Christ for eternal life . . . 

Mary Ann Lee Wife of S. W. Brooks, and Seneca Paige, Born Apr. 3, 
1793, Died Apr. 21, 1892. M. 99 Ys. & 18 Ds. 
Seneca Son of G. A. & L. B. Paige, Died Oct. 4, 1857. M. 21 Y's. 
Worthington Son of A. G. & L. B. Paige, Died Jan. 31, 1840. JE. 2 y'rs 1 mo. 
A. E. Parker Died Sept. 25, 1880 JE. 78 Ys. [Son of Joseph H. and Relief 
(Earl) Parker, a. 77 years, 8 months, 1 day.] 
Matnda Converse Wife of Amos E. Parker Died July 26, 1832. M. 

27 Ys. 
Eunice W. Reid. Wife of Amos E. Parker. Died July 24, 1842, JE. 

32 Ys. 
Emma Chase Wife of W. R. Parker Died Dec. [illegible] [Emma F. 
(Chase) Parker, dau. of Isaac and Fidelia Chase, b. in Fletcher, 
Vt., d. Dec. 12, 1873, a. 25 years, 11 months.]! 
Sumner E. Parker [illegible] May 3, 1863 ^E. 23 Ys. Killed in the battle 
of Fredericksburg Va 

•Son of Homer Ovitt. — m. l. b. 

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Hollis son of A. E. & M. Parker Died May 19 [?] 1832. JE. 2 Y'rs. 
In Memory of Dea. Amory Parker, who died April 5th 1823. Aged 39 years. 
Anna W. Maynard Wife of Dana Parker Died Jan. 3, 1861. JE. 61 Yrs. 

[Dau. of Ohver and Susan Houghton, b. in Templeton, Mass., a. 61 years, 

9 months, 27 days.] 
In Memory of Augusta Parker who died April 3rd 1809 : Aged 13 years daugh- 
ter of Elisha & Sally Parker. 
In Memory of Elisha Parker Esq. died Nov. 8th 1818: aged 64 years. 
Elisha Parker died April 15, 1847. Aged 59 years. 
Eunice Dean Wife of Elisha Parker Died Sept. 21, 1884. aged 91 years. 

[Dau. of Robert and Eunice Dean, b. at Barnard, Vt., a. 90 years, 9 

months, 7 days.] 
Fanney M. Parker Died Sept. 17, 1863, Aged 23 Years. . . . [Dau. of F. D. 

and Anna Parker, d. Sept. 15, 1863, a. 24 years, single.] 
Frederick Parker died Dec. 4th 1804 Aged 2 years. 

Also Frederick Parker died March 7th 1809 Aged 4 years. 

Sons of Elisha & Sally Parker 
Joseph Parker Died Jan. 9, 1860. JE. 85 Y's & 6 Mo. 
Relief, Wife of Joseph Parker Died June 1, 1854; Aged 77 Years, 8 mo's & 

19 D's. 
In Memory of Miss [sic] Sally Parker, consort of Elisha Parker Esq. who died 

Jany 17. 1838. Aged 76 years. 
[Fanny (Converse) Parkhurst, see inscription to Cheney R. Converse.] 
Etta May Wife of F. E. Parlin Died June 30. 1888. Age 24. [Dau. of 

Albert and Eunice Baker, b. at Yarmouth, Me., a. 23 years, 8 months, 

11 days.] 
Hattie Emeroy Start Wife of Frank E. Parlin Born in Bakersfield, Vt. April 

23, 1865. Died in Quincey, Mass. Nov. 17, 1909.* 
Infant Daughter of F. E. & E. M. Parlin [Female, stillborn, March 2, 188'7, 

to Frank E. and Etta (Baker) Parlin.] 
Infant Daughter of F. E. & E. M. Parlin [Emily Euna, dau. of Frank E. and 

E. M. (Souls) Parlin, d. May 11, 1888, a. 2 months, 2 days.] 
[Armida Kellogg Pearson, see inscription to Frazar S. Thornton.] 
Charles Pearson Died Feb. 28, 1880, M. 75 Y'rs. [Charles Edward, b. at 

Oxford, N. H., a. 74 years, 10 months, 22 days.] 
Charles E. Pearson 1880-1917 [Charles Edward, son of William E. and Anna 

(Hubbell) Pearson, b. Feb. 21, 1880, d. Aug. 1, 1917.] 
Charles F. son of Charles & Jane Pearson, Died Sept. 10, 1854, M. 19 yrs. k 

27 dys. 
Emma J. Daugh. of Charles & Jane Pearson, Died Nov. 18, 1865, M. 20 ys. 

[d. Nov. 15, 1865, a. 20 years, 25 days, single.] 
Hiram Pearson Died May 14, 1856, M. 85 Y'rs.f 
[Hiram G. Pearson, see inscription to Frazar S. Thornton.] 
Jane C. Greenleaf Wife of Charles Pearson, Died Feb. 15, 1901, M. 86 Y'rs. 

[Dau. of David Greenleaf, b. at Lancaster, N. H., a. 86 years, 7 months, 

6 days.] 
Lu M. Pearson, April 25, 1888 M. 35.^ 
Maud Emma Youngest Child of Wm E. & Annie Pearson Died Nov. 25, 

1888 M. 2 Y's. 4 M's. & 3 D'ys. [Dau. of William E. and Annie (Hub- 
bell) Pearson.] 
William E. Pearson 

His Wife Annie Hubbell Mar. 3, 1858. June 13, 1890. [Dau. of 
Edward and Julia (Bell) Hubbell, b. in Canada, a. 33 years, 3 
months, 10 days.] 

•Daughter of Ozro Gould and Mary (Perkins) Start. 

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William H. son of Charles & Jane Pearson died Sept. 4, 1851, ^E. 12 Y'rs 2 

ms. & 27 d's. 
Infant Dau. of C. E. & Maud Pearson [stillborn, July 14, 1903, dau. of Charles 

E. and Maud S. (Start) Pearson.]* 
Amios son of C. & J. Pearsons died Aug. 11 1842, M. 5 Y's & 7 Ds 
Hiram G. son of Charles & Jane Pearsons died July 9, 1842, M. 9 Y's 2 Mo 

& 4 D's. 
Seth son of C. & J. Pearsons died July 27 1842, JE. 1 Yr. & 4 m. 
Joseph E. Pepau Died Oct. 29, 1891. M. 22 Y'rs. 

John Pepau Died Dec. 2, 1912 JE. 78 Y'rs. [Son of John and Nettie 

Pepau, b. at Marcow P. Q., July 4, 1834, a. 77 years, 5 months.] 
Sioma Marshia Wife of John Pepau Died Jan. 6, 1914 M. 80 Y'rs. 
[Dau. of Michael and Adline (Porter) Marshey, b. in Canada Dec. 
17, 1837, d. Jan. 24, 1914, a. 80 years, 1 month, 7 days.] 
Harriet wife of William H. Perkins died July 22, 1847, aged 36 years. 
Isaac T. Perkins Jan. 31, 1819- June 2 1896 [Son of George and Rosella Per- 
kins, a. 76 years, 7 months, 3 days.] 

His Wife Louisa A. Stanhope Jan. 28, 1818-June 26, 1894. 
Cor'l J. C. Perkins Go. A. 9th Vt. Inf. [James C, son of Wm H. and Har- 
riett (Davidson) Perkins, d. Feb. 1, 1868, a. 22 years.] 
James A. Perkins Died Mar. 3, 1899. M. 82 y'rs. 

His wife Enuly Brigham Died Dec. 16, 1883. M. 65 Y'rs. [Dau. of 
Jonas and Eunice Brigham, a. 65 years, 2 months, 12 days.] 
John A. Perkins Bom Dec. 1, 1838 Died Oct. 4, 1917 JE. 79 Y'rs [Son of John 
S. and Betsey (Pearson) Perkins, a. 78 years, 10 months.] 
Maria Hurlbut Wife of John A. Perkins Born Mar. 1, 1841 Died 
Oct- 29, 1913 M. 72 Y'rs. [Dau. of Lyman and Amity (Paige) 
Hurlbut, b. in the Province of Quebec, a. 72 years, 7 months, 
28 days.] 
Amity Paige Hurlbut Wife of Capt. Elijah Barnes, Bom Nov. 16, 
1804, Died Feb. 2, 1890, M. 85 Y'rs. 
John S. Perkins Died Oct. 9, 1863 JE. 57 Y'rs [Son of Wm. and Lydia Perkins, 
a. 57 years, 6 months.] 

Betsey Perkins widow of J. S. Perkins and S. G. Start 1810-1905. 

[Dau. of Hiram and Alice (La Barron) Pearson, b. in New 

Hampshire Apr. 2, 1810, d. March 9, 1905, a. 94 years, 11 months, 

7 days.] 

Hattie E. Died Aug. 28, 1861 M. 13 Y'rs. [Harriet Emeroy, a. 12 

years, 24 days.] 
Robert P. Died Dec. 16, 1840 JE. 7 Y'rs. 

Children of J. S. & B. Perkins. 
Lovina E. Parker wife of B. J. Perkins, Died Oct. 9, 1867, JE. 30 yrs. 
Manlius R. Perkins, Mar. 8, 1850. May 31, 1893. [Manlius Rand, son of 
James and Emily (Brigham) Perkins, b. in Enosburg, Vt., d. May 20, a. 
43 years, 2 months, 23 days.] 
Little May Infant Daughter of E. L. & I. M. Perkins [Mary Asenath, dau. 
of Edward Lorenzo and Ida May (Mills) Perkins, d. Aug. 25, 1890, a. 
20 days.] 
W. H. Perkins 1804-1873 [Wm. H., son of Benjamin and Lydia (Adams) 
Perkins, d. Feb. 26, 1874, a. 69 years.] 
His Wife Carohne Corse 1819-1892 [Dau. of Ezeriah and Betsey (San- 
ders) Corse, d. Oct. 18, 1893, a. 75 years.] 
Lizzie pPerkins 1856-1908. [b. Aug. 15, 1857, d. Feb. 27, 1908, a. 51 
years, 6 months, 12 days, single.] 

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William Herbert Infant son of E. L. & I. M. Perkins. [Son of Edwin* and 

Ida Perkins, d. Feb. 18, 1897, a. 1 month, 29 days.] 
Annette Daugh. of Moses & Louisa Perley died June 14, 1842, aged 3 y'rs. 
Fanny Daugh. of Moses & Louisa Perley died Jan. 26, 1848. aged 11 Y'rs. 
Mabel Tupper Wife of Karl Perry 1883-1916.t 
Goodsil B. Peters Born June 6, 1817, Died Dec. 20, 1886. 
Mary J. Robinson His Wife Born Oct. 22, 1844. 
Abbie M. Died Oct. 14, 1887, M. 10 Yrs. 
Gertrude E. Died Oct. 16, 1889, JE. 17 Y'rs. 
Children of G. B. & M. J. Peters. 
Emily J. Daughter of Nathan & Lydia Phillips Died Mar. 15, 1840. Aged 

5 Years. 
George W. son of Nathan & Lydia Phillips Died Apr. 16, 1860. Aged 21 years. 
Jane L. wife of Rufus PhiUips, Died March 21, 1858. Aged 23 y'rs 4 mo. 

[Jane, dau. of Joseph and M. P. Stevens, a. 23 years.] 
Lydia F. [?] Wife of Nathan Phillips Died Dec 31 1861, Aged 54 Years. 
Nathan Phillips Died June 24 1866. Aged 65 Years. 

PhilHps 
Rufus PhilUps Died Jan. 26, 1894. Aged 61 Yrs. 
Olive Wright His Wife 

Calvin G. their only son Died Feb. 14, 1876. Aged 14 Yrs. 10 mos. 
In Memory of Samuel PhilUps who died January 12th AD 1826 in the 26th 

year of his age. 
J. N. Pomeroy Born May 5, 1820. Died Feb. 27, 1902. 

Mary Ann Shattuck Wife of J. N. Pomeroy Died Oct. 11, 1847. M. 

21 Yrs. & 6 Ms. 
Leona Pomeroy Died May 1, 1851. J 

Mary L. Pomeroy Born Feb. 24, 1828. Died Feb. 13, 1899. 
Leona daughter of J. N. & M. L. Pomeroy Died May 1, 1851, Aged 1 y'r 

5 m's 12 d's. 

Bertha R. Daughter of Chauncy & Julia M. Potter. Died Mar. 31, 1877, M. 

7 y'rs, 3 mo's & 9 days. 
In memory of Bethuel Potter who died Feb. 12th 1805 M 26 yea. 
DoUy Wife of Silas Potter, Died Nov. 17, 1847. M. 57 years. 
Eliza J Raymore Wife of F. H. Potter, Died Mar. 30, 1891, M. 32 Y'rs.§ 

[Dau. of Asa and Sarah A. Raymore, b. in Eden, Vt., d. Mar. 31, 1891, 

a. 30 years, 10 months, 5 days.] 
Eliza L. Hodgkin, Wife of S. J. Potter, Died Nov. 18, 1883, M. 54 years. 

[Dau. of Lilman and Mary (Lock) Hodgkins, b. at Waterville, Vt., d. 

Nov. 18, 1884, a. 53 years, 9 months, 6 days.] 
EUen E. Barnes Wife of R. L. Potter Died Mar. 30, 1881, JE. 30 Yrs. [Dau. 

of Harvey and Esther E. Barnes, b. in Enosburgh, Vt., a. 29 years, 9 

months, 26 days.] 
Hannah Wife of Thomas Potter died May 1, 1847. Aged 92 years. 
John Chamberlin son of Silas & Dolly Potter died Oct. 14, 1833. aged 4 years 

6 7 months. 

Julia M. Wife of Chauncey Potter Died Oct. 3, 1877. M. 40 y'rs. 
Octavia Potter daughter of Silas & Dolly Potter, died Septr. 16th 1820. 

Aged 5 months. 
OrviUa daughter of Silas and Dolly Potter, died June 27, 1832, aged 11 years 

and 6 months. 

•A French boy from Montgomery, Vt., lived for a time in the family of Manlius Rand Perkins 
of Bakersfield and assumed the name of Edward (or Edwin) Lorenzo Perkins. 

tOn the cast face of a monument in this lot is the name "Perry," and on the west face the name 
"Tupper." 

JSee also inscription on separate gravestone, given below. 

§At the top of the gravestone is the name "Jennie." 

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Orvillus, son of Silas & Dolly Potter, died May 1, 1833. Aged 9 weeks. 
Roena Wells Wife of Edwin D. Potter, Died Oct. 27, 1865. M. 27 ys. & 6 

ms. 
Silas Potter Died Feb. 19, 1873 M. 85 Ys. [Son of Thomas and Hannah, b. 

in No. Brookfield, Mass., a. 84 years, 11 months, 15 days.] 
Father Silas J. Potter Died Oct. 5, 1911. Ae. 84 years. [Son of SUas and 
Dolly (Heald) Potter, b. Feb. 19, 1827, a. 84 years, 7 months, 16 days.] 
Thomas Potter died July 30, 1845 M. 88 Ys. 

Almira Powers Born Feb. 25, 1805 Died April 20, 1891. JE. 86 ys. & 1 Mo. 
George H. Son of Geo. H. & Sarah C. Powers Died Mar. 20, 1880. aged 1 yr 

2 m's & 21 d's. 
Ira Powers Died Sept. 11, 1894. M. 76 Yrs & 9 Mo's. [Son of Peter and 
Sally (Start) Powers, b. in New Hampshire.] 

Henriett Rice wife of Ira Powers Died Feb. 23, 1893. M. 69 Y'rs. 
8 Mo's & 10 D'ys. [Dau. of Ed. and Catherine (Farnsworth) Rice, 
d. Jan. 20, 1893, a. 69 years, 6 months, 10 days.] 
Peter Powers Born at Hollis, N. H. Feb. 24, 1778, died at Bakersfield Aug. 5, 

1821. 
Peter son of Ira & Henriet Powers Died Aug. 16, 1853 JE. 6 Y'rs 4 M's & 8 

D's. 
Sally Start Wife of Peter Powers Born at New Ipswich, N. H. Feb. 20, 1777. 

died at Bakersfield Dec. 24. 1873. 
In Memory of Elisha P. son of Jaremiah & Miriam Pratt, died Nov. 20, 

1798. JE. 11 years & 3 mos. 
Elizabeth wife of Jeremiah Pratt. Died Oct. 12, 1861. Aged 85 yrs. [a. 85 

years, 6 months, 4 days, widow.] 
In Memory of Dea. Jeremiah Pratt, who died Jan. 6, 1826. in the 65th year 
of his age. 

In Memory of Miriam wife of Dea. Jeremiah Pratt, who died March 
12, 1814, in the 49th year of her age. 
Susan F. Wife of Wellcome 0. Pratt, Died March, 31, 1875 M. 74 Yrs. [b. 

in Bennington, Vt., d. in Chicago, a. 74 years, 5 months.] 
Wellcome 0. Pratt. Died Nov. 24, 1872. JE. 70 Ys. [Son of Jeremiah and 

Mariam (Partridge) Pratt, a. 70 Years, 7 months.] 
Christopher C. Prouty Born Sept. 20, 1838, Died Apr. 27, 1895. 

Sarah A. Chase Wife of C. C. Prouty, Bom May 12, 1833, Died Jan. 
27, 1892. 

Prouty 
William C. Prouty Jan. 2, 1860-Dec. 23, 1917 
His Wife Hattie HuU Oct. 7, 1861- 
Chestleton son of Paul & Rosa Provo. Aged 9 mos. 
Albertus Randall Mar. 13, 1848-Aug. 26, 1905. 

His Wife Hattie V. White Apr. 19 1852-Mar. 12, 1917 
Belinda L. Sornborger. Wife of Michael Randall, died July 20, 1862. 
JE. 39 y'rs. & 3 mo's.* [Dau. of James and Laura Sornborger, b. at 
Franklin, Vt., a. 39 years, 5 months, 1 day.] 

Randall 
G. A. Randall 1847- 
His Wife Jane Temple 1842-lS80t [Dau. of Jonas and Sarah Temple, 

d. Nov. 22, 1880, a. 35 years, 4 months, 20 days.] 
Emily Randall 1821-1901. 
Hannah, Wife of Jesse Randall Died Feb. 7, 1870. M. 74 Y'rs. [Dau. of 

Th. and Sarah Ayers, b. at Brookfield, Mass., a. 74 years, 22 days.] 
Isaac N. Randall Died Mar. 11, 1897. JE. 74 Y'rs. [Son of Jesse and Han- 

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nah (Ayers) Randall, b. and d. in Bakersfield, a. 74 years, 3 months, 5 

days.] 

Isabella L. Farwell Wife of Isaac N. Randall Died June 7, 1884 Aged 57 Years. 

[Dau. of Ezra and Harriet (Maynard) Farwell, a. 56 years, 11 months, 21 

days.] 

Jennie Temple Wife of George A. Randall Died Nov. 23, 1880. M. 38 Y'rs.* 

Jesse Randall Died Sept. 24, 1882. M. 90 Y'rs [Son of Joseph and Judy 

(Bowen) Randall, b. at Franklin, Vt., a. 90 years, 7 months, 23 days.] 
Lettie Field Powers Wife of Isaac N. Randall Died Aug. 9, 1918. JE. 71 

Y'rs.t 
Maryette. Daughter of M.. & B. L. Randall. Died July 21, 1858 M. 3 

Yrs. 11 Ds. 
Michael Randall Died Apr. 7, 1894. JE. 78 Y'rs 5 mo's & 17 D's. [Son of 

Jesse and Hannah (Ayers) Randall.] 
[Nettie (Ross) Randall, see inscription to Horace Ross.] 
Infant Daughter of I. N. & L. E. Randall. [Daughter, stillborn [?], of I. N. 
and Lettie E. (Field) Powers Randall, d. Aug. 19, 1887.] 

Raymore 
Asa A. Raymore Sept. 16, 1832 Aug. 19, 1907. 
Sarah A. Downer Wife of A. A. Raymore, Died May 7, 1882, ^E. 50 

Y'rs. 
Minnie G. Died May 7, 1882, iE. 20 yrs. 

Edna E. Died Feb. 18, 1881, JE. 17 y'rs. [Dau. of Asa A. and Sarah 
A. Raymore, b. at Eden, Vt., a .16 years, 6 months, 4 days, single.] 
Daughters of A. A. & S. A. Raymore. 
Frances E. Sadleir Wife of Asa Raymore 1853-1914 
Benjamin F. Reynolds, died Apr. 9, 1840 Aged 27 ye.t 
Corolin F. daughter of B. F. & M. P. Reynolds, died Jan. 3, 1841 Aged 7 

mo & 13 d.§ 
Marcia, wife of Benjn. F. Reynolds & daughr. of Ira & Miriam Fay, died 

Apr. 14, 1845, M. 25 Ys. & 5 mos.|| 
[Phineas Reynolds, see inscription to John J. Grant.] 

Edward Rice 179&-1874 [Son of Cheney and Deborah (Converse) Rice, b. at 
Brookfield, Mass., d. Jan. 17, 1874, a. 78 years, 5 months, 7 days.] 
His Wife Catherine Farnsworth 1797-1873 [Dau. of Jonathan and 
Aniia Farnsworth, d. June 20, 1873, a. 76 years, 4 months, 8 days.] 
Albert E. Rice 1838-1912 [Albert Edward, b. Mar. 13, 1838, son of 
Edward and Katie (Farnsworth) Rice, d. Nov. 30, a. 74 years, 
8 months, 17 days.] 
His wife Mary Bombard 1855- 
Freddie son of J. N. & M. M. Richardson Died Aug. 19, 1869. .E. 1 Yr. & 

ISds. 
David Robinson 1851-1907 

His Wife Rosina Peters 1853-1897. [Dau. of GoodsH Peters, b. in 
Fairfield, Vt., d. June 9, 1897, a. 44 years, 8 months, 19 days.] 
Harriet Wife of Levi Robinson Died Nov. 15, 1849: JE. 46 Years. 
Jacob Robinson Died Oct. 14, 1867 JE. 77 Y'rs. [Son of John Robinson.] 
His Wife Ohve Clemens. Died Dec. 4, 1900. JE. 84 Y'rs. [d. Dec. 
6, 1900, widow.] 
Lessy. son of True & Mary Robinson Died Feb. 5, 1889 JE. 15 Mo's. [Leslie 
0., son of Truman and Mary (Hamlet) Robinson, a. 1 year, 3 months, 
3 days.] 

•Cf. the inscription to this person on the Randall monument, supra. 

tShc was daughter of James Madison and Clarissa W. Field, and died at Winchendon, Mass. 
tThere is also an inscription to this person on the gravestone of his father-in-law, Ira Fay. 
§There is also an inscription to this child on the gravestone of her grandfather, Ira Fay. 
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Caroline A. daughter of L. G. & R. M. Rogers, died May 6, 1846. M. 3 

y's 6 mos 19 days. 
Mary F. daughter of L. G. & R. M. Rogers, died Sept. 12, 1839, M. 17 days. 
Sacred to the memory of Edward Ross, Who Died Aug. 28, 1867. Aged 60 
Y'rs. & 3 Mo's. [Son of Wyllis Ross, a. 60 years, 2 months, single.] 

Horace Ross Aug. 7, 1830-Mar. 24, 1906 [Son of WiUis and (Gray) 

Ross, d. Mar. 25, 1906, a. 75 years, 7 months, 18 days.] 
Lucy Hamilton His Wife Apr. 7, 1843-Feb. 28, 1902 [Dau. of James 

Hamilton, b. at North Troy, Vt., a. 58 years, 10 months, 21 days.] 
Nettie Ross Randall Sept. 9, 1871-Feb. 3, 1915. [Nettie Ardell, dau. 
of Horace Ross, d. 43 years, 4 months, 25 days, divorced Wife of 
Wilham Randall.] 
In Memory of Joseph S. son of Willis & Mary Ross, who died Oct. 22nd 1818. 

aged 9 years 1 month & 6 days. 
In Memory of Mary, wife of Willis Ross, who died June 11th 1827 in the 45th 

year of her age. 
In Memory of Philemon, son of WiUis & Mary Ross, who died Oct. 24th 1818. 

aged 4 years, 7 months, & 9 days. 
Mr. Willis Ross. Died Oct. 7th 1837. Aged 59 years. 
Mother Emma E. Russell Born Dec. 14, 1853, Died Mar. 16, 1898. 
M. N. Sabourn June 30, 1862. June 21, 1904. [Manlius Nelson, son of 
Peter Sabourn, b. in Berkshire, Vt., a. 41 years, 11 months, 21 days, 
committed suicide.] 
Marshia Dau. of M. N. & E. M. Sabourn. Died Nov. 30, 1888 M. 2 Y's & 
6 M's. [Marshia M., dau. of Manhus N. and Mariett (Brown) Sabourn, 
b. in Cambridge, Vt., d. Oct. 30, 1888, a. 2 years, 5 months, 25 days.] 

Father and Mother 
Wm. Sadler, Aged 71 years Dec. 13, 1886. [William Saddeir, b. in 

Ireland, a. 70 years, 11 months, 18 days.] 
Electa Ten-m Sadler, Aged 78 Years Jan. 10, 1899. 
In Loving Remembrance of Henry W. Sadlier Died Mar. 22, 1888. M. 37 
Yrs. [Henry WiUiam, son of Wm and Electa (Farrell) Sadlier, a. 36 
years, 11 months, 21 days.] 

Clyde H. son of H. W. & A. B. Sadlier Died July 31, 1886, M. I Yr. 
6 Mos. 24 days. [Son of Henry Wm and Addie (Chaffee) Sadleir.] 
Henry Jr. son of H. W. & A. B. Sadlier Died Nov. 24, 1888, M. 9 Mos. 
24 Dys. 
Aaron Sanders. Died Aug. 18, 1850, M. 79 Y's. 

Sally, Wife of the above Died Mar. 12. 1855, M. 76 Y's. 
Abraham Sanders, Died 1834. M. 65 y'rs. 

Dorothy. Wife of Abraham Sanders, Died Sept. 1816, M. 43 y'rs. 
DoUy C. widow of John Sanders died Nov. 3. 1847. Aged 46 Years. ^ 
Lucy, dau. of Aaron & Sally Sanders. Died June 25, 1835. M. 32 y'rs. 
The Daughter of R. & P. Sanders Mariette L. died July the 7. 1823. aged 5 

months 14 days. 
Susan, dau. of Abraham & Dorothy, Sanders. Died Sept. 1816, M. 26 yrs. 

Scott 
Dr. Albert Woodburn Scott Sept. 16, 1869. Sept. 29, 1904. [Son 
of Hamlet and Maria (Barnes) Scott, a. 35 years, 13 days.] 
Hamlet H. Scott July 18, 1847-Oct. 29. 1908. 

Frank H. 1871-1897. He gave his Life for others Drowned at West 

Enosburg July 14. [Frank Hamlet, a. 26 years, 28 days, single.] 
Georgiana M. 1874. M. 3 Mos. 
Sacred to the Memory of Hannah wife of Robert Scott, who died the 9th of 

May 1836. Aged 67 years. 
In Memory of Robert Scott, who died Nov. 1, 1832, in the 68th year of his age. 



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Thos. Woodburn Scott Died Jan. 13, 1880, M. 79 Y'rs 2 Mo's 3 D'ys. [Son 
of Robert and Hannah (Hazeltine) Scott, b. at Townshend, Vt., a. 80 
years.] 

Jerusha Shattuck, Wife of T. W. Scott. Died Jan. 3, 1888, M. 76 
Y'rs. 10 Mo's & 14 D'ys. [Dau. of Oliver and Mary Shattuck, b. 
in New Ipswich, N. H.] 
Rev. Austin Scribner, Born In Enosburg, Vt. July 19, 1836, Died Aug. 15, 

1895. 
Sarah Randall Scribner, Born Feb. 25, 1813, Died Feb. 17, 1895. [Dau. of 
Jesse and Hannah (Ayers) Randall, d. Feb. 13, 1895, a. 78 years, 1 month, 

10 days.] 

Our Baby Died Aug. 30, 1872. Ae 7 Weeks & 2 ds. Son of Rev. A. & H. K. 

Scribner. [Child of Austin and Hannah (Kidder) Scribner, d. Sept. 21, 

1872.] 
Addison W. Searle, Died Sept. 7, 1867, M. 43 ys. 9 Ms. & 4 ds. [Son of Tris- 

tam and Isabell (Maynard) Searles, a. 42 years.] 
In memory of Isabella H. Wife of Trustam Searle, who died Jan. 1. 1829, 

aged 27 years. [Dau. of Maynard.] 

Addie S. Severance Aug. 17, 1846. July 12, 1906.* 

Leroy E. son of P. E. & L. M. Shanley M. 2 Y'rs. Sept. 21, 1883. 

Lizzie M. Moore Wife of P. E. Shanley. Died July 4, 1892. M. 36 Y'rs. 

[Dau. of John D. and Cornelia (Maynard) Moore, b. at Montgomery, 

Vt., a. 36 years, 6 months, 12 days.] 
George W. Shattuck Jan. 19, 1833 July 23, 1909. 
J. Lysander Shattuck Died Feb. 16, 1894. M. 74 Y'rs. [Jason Lysander, 

son of Josiah and Susan (Boutell) Shattuck, a. 74 years, 8 months, 7 

days.] 
Jane E. Shattuck Born April 18, 1828. Died March 26, 1893. M. 64 Ys. 

11 Ms. &8Ds. 

Josiah Shattuck Died Aug. 11, 1858, M. 78 Yrs. [Son of Jonathan and H. 
Shattuck, b. at Chesterfield, N. H., a. 76 years, 10 months, 21 days.] 
Susan B. Wife of J. Shattuck, Died Feb. 24, 1877. M. S^ Y'rs. 
Orrilla L. Dau'r of J. & S. B. Shattuck Died Sept. 24, 1845, M, 21 

Yrs. 
Henrietta. Dau'r of J. & S. B. Shattuck Died Aug. 16, 1845. M. 

16 Y'rs. 
Orra L. Shattuck 1825-1862. [Orry, son of Josiah and Susan Shat- 
tuck, d. Jan. 31, 1862, a. 37 years, 3 months, 22 days.] 
L. Eliza Blodgett Wife of J. L. Shattuck Died Oct. 29, 1887, M. 49 Y'rs. 
[Eliza L., dau. of Urial and Carohne Blodgett, b. in Jericho, Vt., a. 49 
years, 7 months, 20 days.] 
Laura A. Wife of W. 0. Shattuck. Died Jan. 27, 1889, .E. 34 Yrs. [Dau. 
of H. W. and Daphna (Houghton) Dunham, a. 34 years, 9 months, 11 
days.] 
Lucy R. Wife of J. L. Shattuck, Died Oct. 3, 1848. M. 25 Y'rs. 
Lydia. Wife of Benjamin Shattuck. Born Nov. 3, 1794, Died July 13, 

1869. 
Mary Wife of John Shattuck, died July 3. 1813. In her 29th. year. 
Nettie R. Daugh. of J. L. & L. R. Shattuck Died. Aug. 21, 1878, M. 32 Y'rs. 
[Dau. of J. L. and Lucy R. (Farnsworth) Shattuck, d. in Boston, Mass., 
a. 31 years, 10 months, 27 days.] 
Oliver Shattuck Esq. Died Apr. 6, 1854. M. 69 y's. 
In memory of Sally, Wife of Oliver Shattuck Esq. who died Feb. 4. 1841, 

aged 56 years 10 mo. & 6 ds. 
W. B. Shattuck Jan. 18. 1816 Dec. 9, 1893 [William Boutell, son of Josiah 

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and«Susan (BouteU) Shattuck, d. Dec. 7, 1893, a. 77 years, 11 months, 
9 days.] 
Emily Maynard Wife of W. B. Shattuck Died Apr. 8, 1879, .E. 65 
Y'rs. [Dau. of Simon and Phoebe (Bowers) Maynard, a. 65 years, 
8 months, 23 days.] 
R. B. Shattuck Died Dec. 13, 1883. JE. 27 Y'rs. & 7 Mo's. [Ray- 
mond B., a. 27 years, 6 months, 18 days.] 

Sherwood* 
Carroll H. Age 8 Mo. 1890 
HoUis N. 1856-1905. 

Sherwood 
Sanford Sherwood 1842-1908 Co. K. I Vt. Cav. [Son of Lemuel and 
Sarah Ann (Start) Sherwood, b. at Fairfield, Vt., Dec. 12, 1841, 
a. 66 years, 1 month, 3 days.] 
His Wife Hattie Jewett 1846- 
W. L. Sherwood 1872-1913. 

Guy H. Sherwood Died March 24, 1904. Aged 25 Years. [Son of 
Sanford and Hattie (Jewett) Sherwood, b. Oct. 13, 1878, d. in 
Fairfield, Vt., from a gunshot wound, a. 25 years, 4 months, 11 
days, single.] 
George W. Simmons Born May 9, 1871 Died Aug. 11, 1896 M. 25 ys. 3 ms. 
& d'ys. [Son of John and Matilda XLaVigne) Simmons, d. Aug. 10, 
1896, a. 23 years, 4 months, 15 days, single.] 
[Arthur H. Skinner, see inscription to Arthur H. Maynard.] 
In Loving Remembrance Frank P. Skinner Born Aug. 12, 1860 Died Dec. 

7, 1892. 
Hollis H. Skinner Died Mar. 5, 1890 JE. 38 Y'rs. 

Isaac N. Skinner, Died Feb. 7, 1879. M. 20 Y'rs. 1 Mo. & 23 D's. [Isaac 
Newton, son of Chauncy and Laura (Wheatley) Skinner, a. 20 years, 
1 month, 20 days.] ' . 

In Loving Remembrance John N. Skinner Born Jan. 15, 1876 Died Nov. 

25, 1912. 
In Laving Remembrance Katie A. Skinner Born May 17, 1868 Died Apr. 
19, 1899. [Dau. of Van R. and EHzabeth Skinner, b. in Fairfield, Vt., 
a. 30 years, 11 days.] 
In Loving Remembrance Van R. Skinner Jr. Born Apr. 2, 1866. Died 
July 31, 1904. [Son of Vanranslier and E. (Moran) Skinner, a. 38 
years, 3 months, 28 days.] 
Infant son of S. 0. & F. S. Skinner. [Son of Sidney 0. and Fanny (Dickinson) 

Skinner, d. Sept. 8, 1904, a. 33 hours.] 
Capt. Aaron Smith, died Dec. 22, 1849, Aged 77 years & 10 months. 
D. U. Smith Died Nov. 8, 1880, JE. 61 Yrs. [Danforth U. Smith, a. 60 
yeai:s, 10 months.] 

Ceriza W. Ayers Wife of D. U. Smith. Died June 25, 1886, JE. 65 
Yrs. 
In Remembrance of Hannah Smith Wife of Capt. Aaron Smith died Nov. 

17, 1848 Aged 79 yrs. 
Harvey Smith, Died Feb. 22, 1864, JE. 67 Yrs. 

Hiram Smith Died Jan. 10, 1892. M. 99 Y'rs 1 Mo. & 21 D's. [widower.] 
Luthera, daugh. of Harvey & Mary Smith, died May 6, 1848, JE. 3 Mo. & 

15 d's. 
In Memory of Mary Wilcox Wife of Harvey Smith Died Feb. 19, 1890. JE. 

82 Yrs 
Nancy daughter of Harvey & Mary Smith, died May 4, 1850, Aged 8 yrs. 

& 4 mo. 

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Susanna King, Wife of Hiram Smith. Died May 6, 1868, JE. 80 Y'rs. [b. in 
Hartford, Vt., a. 80 years, 20 days.] 

Smith 
Sylvester Smith Dec. 4, 1811. Dec. 30, 1903. [Son of Joel and Hannah 

(Grimes) Smith, b. at Rutland, Mass.] 
His Wife Clarissa Ann Aug. 24, 1821. Mar. 21, 1870. • [Clara A., 
dau. of Hiram and Susan Smith [sic], d. Mar. 20, 1870, a. -48 years, 
6 months, 27 days.] 
Clara Elvira Feb. 27, 1850. Dec. 7, 1868. [Dau. of Sylvester and 
Clarissa Smith, d. May 4, 1870, a. 18 years, 9 months, 14 days.] 
Welthy M. daugh. of Harvey & Mary Smith, died Apr. 7, 1841; aged 5 mo. 
& 11 ds. 

Sornborger 
Elizur B. Sornborger Apr. 6, 1815- Jan. 23, 1895. 
His Wife Hannah S. Barber Mar. 8, 1844- 

Their Children 
June 29 1870 Laura E. June 2, 1890 

May 12 1875 Ida May Nov. 20 1878 [a. 3 vears, 6 months.] 
Nov. 25, 1877 Bertha L. Jan 12 1882 [a. 5 years, 1 month, 18 days.] 
Jonas Sornborger, Died May 20, 1865, JE. 84 ys. & 5 months, [b. in New- 
York, d. Nov. 1865.] 
Laura Wife of Jonas Sornborger. Died Feb. 10, 1884, M. 82 Y'rs. 
[Dau. of Nathaniel and Mary N. Brace, b. at Hartford, Conn., a. 
80 years.] 
Autentia daugh. of Daniel & Rebecca Spofford, died Oct. 11, 1826, aged 6 mo.* 
Capt. Daniel Spofford Died June 24, 1870. JE. [illegible] l6 Mos. [b. in 
Massachusetts, a. 82 years.] 

Rebecca Wife of the above Died May 12, 1860 JE. 70 Y'rs. [b. in 

Temple, N. H.]t 
Daniel Spofford Died June 6, 1891. JE. 75 Ys. [Son of Daniel and 
Rebecca (Barker) Spofford, d. in Fairfield, Vt., drowned, a. 75 
years, 8 months, 17 days.] 
Betsey F. Bailey Wife of Daniel Spofford Died Apr. [illegible, ? 1873], 
JE. 55 Ys. 
Joan daughter of Daniel & Rebecca Spofford died March 10 1842, aged 

23 Years.* 
Lucy S. daur of Daniel & Rebecca Spofford. died Nov. 30, 1828. Aged 

8 years.* 
In Memory of Delpha Squires who Departed this Life Nov. 21, 1892. Born 

Feb. 11, 1846. 
F. Leon son of J. C. & E. C. Squires. Died Mar. 11, 1875. JE. 1 Yr. 4 ms. 
& 17 ds. [Leon Frank, son of Julius and Emily (Dean) Squires, a. 
1 year, 5 months.] 
Jonathan L. Squires Died Sept. 17. 1899. JE. 59 Y'rs. [Son of Alvin and 
Hulda Squires, b. at Fairfield, Vt., a. 59 years, 7 months.] 

Mother Emily A. Wife of J. L. Squires. Died Apr. 21, 1897. 
iE, 64 Y'rs. [Emily Arthusa, dau. of Josiah and Sarah Scribner, 
b. at Enosburg, Vt., a. 64 years, 2 months, 3 day's.] 
Selby N. Died Mar. 1, 1873. JE. 6 y'rs. 6 mo's & 18 d's. 

Willey Died Mar. 14, 1873. ^E. 3 y'rs. 11 mo's & 20 ds. 
Children of Jonathan L & Emily A. Squires. 
[Betsey (Pearson) (Perkins) Start,t see inscription to John S. Perkins.] 
Charles G. Start, son of Capt. Moses Start, Died Nov. 26, 1892, in his 80th 

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Year. [Son of Moses and Margaret (Gould) Start, a. 79 years, 11 
months, 9 days.] 

Died at Bakersfield Feb. 7, 1878 Robene F. Daughter of Dea. Cyrus 
Barnes And Wife of Chas. G. Start M. 50 Y'rs. [Dau. of Cyrus 
and Nancy (Farnsworth) Bames, a. 50 years, 1 month.] 
Died at Worcester Mass. Dec. 23, 1881 Melville G., son of Charles 

& Robene Start. M, 28 Y'rs. 
Died at Worcester Mass. Feb. 18, 1908. George C. Start M. 48 
Y'rs. 
George Start Feb. 17, 1803, Mar. 29, 1865. [Son of Moses and Peggy (Gould) 
Start, b. in Bakersfield, a. 62 years, 1 month, 12 days.] 
Mary Colton his Wief Jan. 17, 1806. Sept. 24, 1892. 
Guy H. Start 1873-1909 [Guy Houghton, son of Henry R. and EUa (Hough- 
ton) Start, b. in Bakersfield Nov. 5, 1873, d. in St. Albans Hospital 
Sept. 16, 1909, a. 35 years, 11 months, 11 days, a suicide.] 
Henry R. Start Dec. 28, 1845, Nov. 7, 1905. [Henry Russell, son of Simeon 
Gould and Mary Sophia (Barnes) Start, a. 59 years, 10 months, 10 days.] 
EUa S. Houghton Wife of Henry R. Start June 26, 1851. July 12, 
1890. [Ellen, dau. of Stillman J. and Sarah (Ayers) Houghton, a. 
39 years, 16 days.] 
Emma J. Houghton Wife of Merritt L. Start June 10, 1853, Aug. 14, 
1893. [Dau. of Stillman J. and Sarah (Ayers) Houghton, a. 40 
years, 2 months, 4 days.] 
Margaret wife of Moses Start, died June 3, 1848, Aged 77 years & 11 mos. 
Moses Start, Died Nov. 27, 1854. Aged 84 y'rs 6 mo's. 
Moses Barnard Start 1808-1873 [Son of Moses and Margaret (Gould) 
Start, d. in Burlington, Vt., Oct. 3, 1873, a. 65 years, 7 months, 19 
days.] 

Laura Griswold Start 1818-1884 [b. at Weathersfield, Conn., d. 

Oct. 15, 1884, a. 66 years, 4 months, 14 days, widow.] 
Romeo Hoyt Start 1837-1893 
Anna Clark Start 1849- 
Ozro G. Start 1838-1912 [Ozro Gould, son of Gould Symeon* and Sophia 
(Barnes) Start, b. Mar. 11, 1838, d. Dec. 2, 1912, a. 74 years, 9 months, 
10 days.] 
Ray H. only son of F. A. & V. L. Start, July 6, 1883, Jan. 9, 1886 [Son of 
Fred A. and Venie (Chaffee) Start, d. Jan. 9, 1887, a. 2 years, 6 months, 
3 days.] 

Fred A. Start, Youngest son of C. G. & R. F. Start, Sept. 22, 1862, 
Jan. 30, 1893. [Son of Charles G. and Robena (Barnes) Start, a. 
30 years, 4 months, 8 days.] 
Simeon Gould Start July 28 1805-Aug. 3 1893. [Son of Moses and Mar- 
garet (Gould) Start, a. S^ years, 6 days.] 

Mary Sophia Barnes his wife July 1. 1813-April 28 1862. [Dau. of 

Comfort and Sophia Barnes, a. 48 years.] 
EUa Sophia Start their daughter Dec. 22, 1856-May 22 1863. [a. 
6 years, 5 months.] 
Storrs W. Start Born Apr. 25, 1841. Died Mar. 9, 1894. [Storrs Waterman, 
son of Moses and Laura (Griswold) Start, a. 52 years, 10 months, 15 
days.] 

His Wife Lottie E. Cutting Born July 16, 1849- 
RoUa S. Start. 1875-1914 [Son of Storrs W. and Lottie E. (Cutting) 
Start, b. June 20, 1875, d. Mar. 1, 1914, a. 38 years, 8 months, 

Charlie M. Son' of M. D. & M. J. Stearns, Died Aug. 29, 1867 M. 1 Yr. & 

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3 Ms. [Son of M. J. and M. D. Stearns, b. in Sugar Creek, Wis., a. 
1 year, 3 months, 2 days.] 
Abraham Stebbins. Died Dec. 29, 1871. JE. 49 Ys. [Son of Jotham and 

Abigail Stebbins, d. Dec. 28, 1871, a. 49 years, 21 days.] 
Jotham Stebbins, Died May 4 1858, Aged 62 Y'rs 2 mo. 4 ds. [Son of 

David Stebbins, d. May 5, 1858.] 
Lyman Stebbins Died Mar. 2. 1866. Aged 71 Y'rs. & 8 mo's. [Son of 
David and Lavina Stebbins, b. in New Haven, Vt., a. 71 years, 7 months, 
5 days.] 
Mary A. daughter of Jotham & Abigail Stebbins. Died Jan. 20, 1863. 

M. 26 Yrs. 5 mo. 20 ds. 
Polly Wife of L. Stebbins Died Feb. 24, 1865, Aged 63 Yrs. & 11 Mos. 

Stevens 
Dr. George D. Stevens 1837-1881. 
Eunice S. Jones His Wife 1834-1901 

George S. Stevens son of Dr. G. D. & E. J. Stevens 1861-1887. 
Harridon H. Stevens, Died Dec. 19, 1854. Aged 26 y'rs 7 mo's. 
Horace H. son of J. & N. Stevens, Died July 4, 1856, M. 30 y'rs. & 1 mo. 
Joseph A. Stevens Died May 18, 1857, aged 63 years. [Son of Ephraim 
and Athaliah Stephens, d. May 17, 1857, a. 62 years, 11 months, 6 
days.] 
Miriam P. wife of Joseph A. Stevens. Bom Apr. 13, 1796. Died Apr. 13, 
1861. [Dau. of Joshua and Mary Barnes, b. in Bakersfield, a. 65 years, 
widow.] 
Nancy, Wife of Joseph Stevens, Died Sept. 16, 1833, Aged 35 years. 
Howard son of W. D. & M. J. Stewart Died Sept. 8, 1887. JE. 11 Weeks. 
[Howard Austin, son of W. D. and Mary J. (Spofford) Stewart, a. 3 
months, 16 days.] 
Abigail, wife of Oliver Stone. Died June 17, 1842. in her 67<^h year. 
Alden, son of Charles C. & Rhoda Stone, died Sept. 8. 1840. aged 3 years 

9 mo. 
George W. Stone 1854- 

His Wife Amy D. Maynard 1856-1911 [Dau. of Harrison and Rhoda 
Maynard, b. Oct. 14, 1856, d. Jan. 27, 1911, a. 54 years, 3 months, 
13 days.] 
J. W. Stone Died Feb. 4, 1892 JE. 68 Y'rs. & 9 Mo's.* 

Clara M. Wife of J. M. Stone Died Mar. 9, 1904. M. 77 Y'rs. [Clara 
Martha, dau. of Amos and Relief (Gray) Davis, b. Mar. 20, 1827, 
a. 76 years, 11 months, 22 days, widow.] 
John P. Stone Died May 23, 1898. JE. 81 Y's. & 8 Mo's. 
Little Mark Son of I. H. & Laura T. Stone Died Apr. 18, 1909 M. 9 Mos. 
26 Dys. [Son of Irving H. and Laura Tinnie (Donham) Stone, b. 
June 22, 1908.] 
Mary A. Wife of John P. Stone Died Apr. 22, 1911 JE. 81 Yrs. 10 Mos. 
OHver Stone Died July 11, 1860. JE. 79 y'rs. 

D. M. Stratton Died Jan. 24, 1908. JE. 61 -Y'rs. [David Madison, son of 
Freeman and Mary Ann (Searls) Stratton, b. in Fairfield, Vt., a. 4 
years, 60 months. f] 

Mary E. Stone, Wife of D. M. Stratton Died Sept. 18, 1896. JE. 
47 Y's 9 M's. & 16 D'ys. [Dau. of Wheeler and Clara (Davis) 
Stone.] 
Clara Ann Dau. of D. M. & M. E. Stratton Died Aug. 26, 1878. 
JE. 9 Y's. 8 M's. & 18 D's.t 

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Dorothy Potter Dunn Wife of Freeman Stratton Died Oct. 6. 1903. JE. 

85 Ys. 6 Ms. & 15 D'ys. 
Perry A. Stratton 1858- 

His Wife Imogene Foss 1848-1908 [Dau. of Stephen and Sarah 
(Chamberlain) Dunbar, b. in Fairfax, Vt., Mar. 3, 1848, d. July 
10, 1908, a. 60 years, 4 months, 7 days.] 
Rebecca Burr Sturgess 1823-1905 [Rebecca H., dau. of Aaron and Rebecca 
(Cook) Burr, b. Dec. 2, 1823, d. Jan. 18, 1905, a. 81 years, 1 month. 
16 days.]* 
Charles B. Nichols 1849-1879 
Charlotte A. Nichols 1847- 
Mildred A. Sweet Born May 23. 1898 Died May 23. 1904. [Dau. of L. S. 

and Emma (Morgan) Sweet, b. in Fairfield, Vt., a. 6 years.] " 
Stella Annjennette Ehza daughter of Royal S. and Harriett P. Syke died 

January 20th AD. 1825. aged 3 years and 9 months. 
Edmond Tatro Born Nov. 1848 Died Sept. 1912. [Son of Peter and Mary 
(Dayaw) Tatro, b. in Sheldon, Vt., d. Sept. 3, 1912, a. 63 years, 10 
months; committed suicide by taking poison.] 
Joseph L. Died Jan. 26, 1889. M. 4 Y'rs. 

Sophi. Died Jan. 16. 1889. ^. 2 Y'rs. 

Children of Edmond & Julia Tatro. 
George Temple, Dec. 12, 1844- 

His Wife Josephine Smith, Feb. 7, 1843. June 22, 1907 [Dau. of 

and P. (Miller) Smith, ^. 64 years, 4 months, 15 days.] 

George F. Jan. 31, 1871. Dec. 7, 1896. [Son of George and Josephine 

(Smith) Temple, a. 25 years, 7 months, 3 days.] 
Mabel J. June 23, 1880. Aug. 7, 1887. [a. 7 years, 1 month, 15 
days.] 
Our Father Jonas Temple, Born at Marlboro, Mass. Feb. 14, 1807, 

died at Bakersfield April 18, 1874. [a. 66 years, 2 months, 4 days.] 
Judson Son of J. & L. A. Temple, Died Oct. 27, 1865, M. 1 yr. 10 ms. & 13 

ds. 
Lucy A. Stratton, Wife of Joel Temple. Died Oct. 29, 1875. M. 34 Y'rs. 
Our Mother Maria Wife of Jonas Temple Died March 29, 1885 M. 81 

Yrs. [Dau. of Smith, b. at Whitneyville, Mass., a. 80 years, 

11 months, 7 days.] 
Robert B. son Qf E. M. & S. J. Temple. Died Aug. 19, 1890, M. 7 Mos. 

[Son of Elmer W. and Sarah (Bagley) Temple, a. 7 months, 1 day.] 
William Temple Died Mar. 22, 1908 M. 73 [Son of Jonas and Maria (Smith) 
Temple, b. at Fletcher, Vt., Oct. 4, 1834, a. 73 years, 5 months, 18 
days.] 

Luthera B. Nichols His Wife Died May 8, 1900 M. 67 Yrs. [Dau. 
of John and Charlotte Nichols, a. (56 years, 11 months, 28 days.] 
Francis B. James A. Mary, Children of Rev. S. G. & E. S. Tenney died 

May 1832. 
Frazar S. Thornton 1863-1898.. 

His Wife Emma M. Pearson, 1868-1896. 
Hiram G. Pearson 1843- 
His Wife Armida Kellogg. 1843- 
Harold son of H. C. & I. D. Tillotson Died Oct. 9, 1885 M. 3 mo's. [Son 
of Homer C. and Isadore (Dean) Tillotson, d. Oct. 8, 1885, a. 2 months, 
22 days.] 

•Her first husband was Nichols. 

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CHRISTOPHER WOOLLEY OF CONCORD, MASS., 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Mrs. Irene Cynthia Gould of Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

Three men named Woolley* are found in New England about ' 
the middle of the seventeenth century, but as yet no records have 
been found that show them to be. related to one another. Chris- 
topher Woolley was at Concord, Mass., about 1646, and he and 
his descendants form the subject of this article. Robert Woolley 
was at Fairfield, Conn., 1649-1653, and removed to Southampton, 
Long Island, where his name appears on the Hst of 1657. He married 
Ann Woodruff, daughter of John and Ann of Southampton. Their 
children were: 1. Robert. 2. John. 3. Joseph. 4. Ann. 5. EUza- 
beth. 6. Phoebe. 7. Mary. 8. Hannah. f Emanuel Woolley was 
on the list of freeman at Newport, R. I., in 1655, and in 1667 he 
was "ordered to repair arms." He receive.d a grant of land in 
Monmouth, N. J. He was a member of the Society of Friends. He 

married Elizabeth . Their children were: 1. Adam, born 

in Mar. 1654; married Mary — • . 2. Edward, born in Dec. 

1655; married Leilia . 3. EHzabeth (twin), born in Nov. 

1657. 4. Mary (twin), born in Nov. 1657. 5. John, born in Oct. 
1659; married Mary Potter. 6. WilHam, born 15 Sept. 1662. 7. 
Ruth, born 12 Oct. 1664; married John Tucker. 8. Grace, born in 
Apr. 1666. 9. Joseph, born in May 1668; died in 1691. J 

1. Christopher^ Woolley, of Concord, Mass., weaver, died 
28 Jan. 1700/1. He married first, 26 Feb. 1646/7 (Concord rec- 
ords), Ursilla Wodell, who died 13 June 1674; and secondly, 
10 Apr. 1677, Mary How, wha died 26 Dec. 1695, widow of 
William of Concord. 

He owned land adjoining WilHam Taylor and John Smedley in 
the east quarter of the town, which he sold to Joshua Brooks in 
1663 (Middlesex Deeds, vol. 9, page 183). When Richard Griffin 
of Concord died, 5 Apr. 1661, he left '*40 shillings in cloas to Chris- 
topher Woolley," and owed said Christopher Woolley two hundred 
pounds; and these facts apparently contradict the statement made 
by Savage (Genealogical Dictionary, vol. 2, page 314) that Richard 
Griffin gave to Christopher Woolley most of his property. 
Children, born at Concord: 

i. Rebecca,^ b. 24 July 164[torn]; d. 27 Sept. 1675. 

ii. Hannah, b. 24 Jan 16[tom]:§ d. 21 Feb. 1648/9. 

iii. Sarah, b. 8 May 16[tom];l| m. 18 July 1682 Joshua Fletcher of 

Chelmsford, Mass. 
iv. Mary, d. 19 Dec. 1677; m. 27 Mar. 1673 Samewell How. Chil- 

•This Burname is spelled in various ways in the records of Concord and other towns in Middle- 
sex Co., Mass. The forms Woolie and WMey are found, and some members of the family changed 
the name to Wooledge. 

tFor this family see Howell's History of Southampton, second edition, 1887, pp. 408-409. 

JCf. Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, vol. 4, p. 648. 

§1647 [1647/8], according to Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts. 

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drenrl. Mary, h. 17 Jan. 1674/5. 2. Sarah, b. 23 July 1677; 
d. 4 Mar. 1678/9. 

V. Eunice, b. in 1656; d. 7 May 1737; m. 26 Mar. 1678 John Taylor. 

b. 19 Oct. 1653, d. 20 Nov. 1719, s. of William and Mary (Mer- 
riam). "Mrs. Eunice Taylor and her son-in-law, Dea. Nathaniel 
Memam, gave a cup to the church, which is still preserved." 
(Brown s History of the Town of Bedtord). Children: 1. Eunice, 
b. 22 Dec. 1678; m. William Clark. 2. Mary, b. 21 Feb. 1681/2; 
m. Nathamel Merriam. 3. Rebecca, b. 27 June 1687; m. Joseph 
Bacon. 4. Ruth, d. 27 Sept. 1688. 

VI. Ruth, m. (1) 4 Dec. 1691 Joseph Taylor, who d. 20 Sept. 1709; 

m. (2) 14 June 1711 Stephen Meads; m. (3) 2 July 1718 Daniel 
Cheever, who d. in 1733. According to Joseph Taylor's will 
(Middlesex Probate Files, 15874) he held 113 acres, known later 
as the Mead place, in Bedford. Children by first husband: 1. 
Ruth, b. 10 Nov. 1692. 2. Abigail, b. 8 Mar. 1695/6. 3. Elisa- 
beth, b. 27 Feb. 1703/4. Child by second husband: 4. Joseph, 
h. m 1712. Children by thh-d husband: 5. Mary, b. 10 Oct. 1719. 
6. Israel, b. 27 Sept. 1722. 7. Daniel, b. 16 July 1726. 

vii. John, d. 4 Aug. 1718; m. 29 Nov. 1711 Elisabeth Baker, b. 15 
Sept. 1684, d. 23 Jan. 1757 (gravestone in Concord Hill Burying 
Ground), dau. of William and Elisabeth. She m. (2) 16 July 1719 
Joseph Stow, by whom she had four children, who d. young. 
ChUd: 1. Elisabeth,^ b. 11 Oct. 1712; m. 29 May 1759 Ephraim 
Stow. 

viii. Samuel, d. unm. at Concord in 1722/3. His will, proved 27 May 
1723 (Middlesex Probate Records, vol. 16), proves that Samuel, 
John, and Thomas Woolley were brothers, and that Daniel 
Cheever and Joseph Stow were next of kin. 

2. ix. Joseph. 

3. x. Thomas, b. probably about 1660.* 

2. Joseph^ Woolley (Christopher^), tailor, was born and died at 
Concord, Mass. His estate was settled in 1745. He married, 
10 Mar. 1688/9, Rachel Brackett of Chelmsford, Mass. 
In 1684, according to Shattuck (History of Concord, page 43), 
he witnessed the purchase by Concord of 8000 acres. 
Children, born at Concord : 

i. Mary,' b. 12 Dec. 1691; d. 9 May 1703. 

4. ii. Samuel, b. 24 Feb. 1695/6. 

iii. Rachel, b. 14 June 1698; m. 30 Jan. 1717/18 Joseph Stratton of 

Concord. 
iv. Elisabeth, b. 8 Apr. 1700; m. 19 Dec. 1718 Jonathan Butterick. 

*The birth dates of seven of Christopher WooUey's children are not found in the Concord 
records; but the records of all the marriages of these children have been found, and proof that 
they were brothers and sisters is furnished by wills or settlement of estates. The following paper 
(Massachusetts Archives, vol. 69, p. 134) contains the only known proof that Thomas Woolley 
was in Concord aa a youth. 

"To the Hon'le Gov'r and Councill now sitting in Boston, June 28 1677. The request of the 
Millitia of the Towne of Concord Humbly be seecheth that the Millitia receiving a warrant from 
the worthy Major Gookin to impress four men for the service of the country; and being informed 
only to scout about Chelmsford, and the millitia not being able to obtaine those persons that were 
intended and desired, they sent four youths promising to return them within one week after they 
went; but so soone as they came to Chelmsford, they were conducted to Black Point where they 
now remaine. Our humble request to your Honor, therefore, is that you will please to consider 
how unfitt those youth are for their Country's service, namely: Samuel Stratton, John Wheat, 
John Ball and Thomas Woolley, and that they may be dismissed from the said service, and so 
returned; and so shall we ever pray for your Honor & C'l. 

[Signed] Timothy Wheeler 

In the name of the Millitia." 

As Samuel Stratton was born 5 Mar. 1660/1 and John Ball was born 15 Aug. 1660, it is assumed 
that Thomas Woolley must have been of about the same age. He did not marry until 14 Dec. 1697, 
and was then, accordingly, thirty-six or thirty-seven years old, and died, therefore, at the age of 
about fifty. His estate was settled in 1721. 



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5. V. Joseph, b. 14 July 1702. 

vi. Abigail, b. 8 May 1704; m. 5 June 1746 Jeremiah Whittemore 

of Weston, Mass. 
vii. Dorothy, b. 17 Nov. 1705. 

3. Thomas^ Woolley (Christopher^), yeoman, bom at Concord, 

Mass., probably about 1660, died there, intestate, 18 Nov. 
1710. He married, 14 Dec. 1697, Rebecca French, b. 2 Jan. 
1673/4, eldest child of Lieut. Joseph and Elisabeth (Knight) 
of Concord. She was appointed administratrix of her hus- 
band's estate, which was appraised at £305. 5s. 5d. She 
married secondly John Blythe, weaver, who, in his will, 
dated 16 Aug. 1739, made small bequests to his first wife's 
(Rebecca's) children. 
Children, born at Concord: 

6. i. Thomas,' b. 3 Jan. 1697/8. .1 

7. ii. Joseph, b. 23 Jan. 1699/1700. 

ill. Jonathan, b. 3 May 1702; d. unm. at Bedford, Mass., 26 July 
1776, by falling from a stone wall near Virginia Road. 

iv. Samuel, b. 30 July 1704. 

V. . Rebecca, b. in 1708; m. Samuel Fletcher. 

vi. Mary, b. 27 Oct. 1710; m. 26 Apr. 1764 Josiah Davis, b. 9 July 
1713, s. of Josiah and Mary. 

4. Samuel' Woolley (Joseph,'^ Christopher^), husbandman, born 

at Concord, Mass., 24 Feb. 1695/6, died 13 Apr. 1777. He 

married, in 1720, Mary , who died 1 Oct. 1779, in 

her 79th year. Their gravestones are in the Concord Hill 
Burying Ground. 
Children : 

i. Mary,< b. 18 Jan. 1722/3; m. 13 Feb. 1752 Simon Hartwell of 

Concord. 
ii. Lucy, b. 1 Sept. 1725; m. 15 Jan. 1744/5 Daniel Raymond of 

Concord. 
iii. Rachel, b. 13 Oct. 1728; probably d. young. 
iv. John, b. 23 Apr. 1732. 

V. Rachel, b. 12 Aug. 1733; m. David Hartwell. 
vi. Sarah, b. 17 June 1738. 

5. Joseph^ Woolley (Joseph,^ Christopher^), carpenter, born at 

Concord, Mass., 14 July 1702, died at Acton, Mass. He 

married at Concord, 28 Mar. 1734, Hannah Harwood. 

*Children: 

i. Joseph,* b. 5 Sept. 1735; m. Sally . 

ii. Nathan, b. 10 Apr. 1737. 

iii. Hannah, b. 8 Apr. 1741; m. Oliver Jones. 

iv. Mary, b. 26 Apr. 1744; d. unm. 

6. Thomas' Woolley {Thomas,'^ Christopher^), born at Concord, 

Mass., 3 Jan. 1697/8, died at Richmond, N. H., in Mar. 1793. 
He married, 24 Oct. 1720, Mary Chamberlain of Concord, 
born 29 Mar. 1699, daughter of Samuel and EUzabeth. He, 
with others, signed the petition to have the town of Bedford, 
Mass., incorporated in 1729, set off from Concord. He was a 
yeoman, owning considerable land in both towns, and had large 
holdings in Richmond, N. H., whither he moved about 1760.* 

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Children : 

i. Mary,'' b. at Concord 8 Nov. 1720; m. at Bedford, 14 May 1741, 
John Fassett, deacon and captain, b. at Cambridge, Mass., 

1 Apr. 1720, d. at Bennington, Vt., 12 Aug. 1794, Six chUdren. 
ii. Hannah, b. at Concord 29 Mar. 1722; m. 2 Apr. 1741, as his second 

' wife, Zedekiah Drury, b. at Sutton, Mass., 30 Apr. 1716. His 
first wife was Hannah Axtell of Sutton, by whom he had one son, 
Gershom, b. 31 Dec. 1739. He Hved at Dunstable, Mass., after- 
wards at Hollis and Temple, N. H., and removed thence to Shel- 
bume, Mass. Children: 1. Zedekiah, h. 1 Mar. 1741/2. 2. 
Jonathan (twin), b. 4 Aug. 1743. 3. Ebenezer (twin), b. 4 Aug. 
1743. 4.' Thomas, b. 26 Apr. 1747. 5. Nathan, b. 23 Nov. 1748. 
6. Hannah, b. 29 Aug. 1749. 7. Elizabeth, b. 27 Aug. 1752. 8. 
Mary, b. 8 Feb. 1757. 9. David, b. 15 May 1759. 10. John, b. 
26 Feb. 1761. 11. Samuel, b. 10 July 1763. (HoUis, N. H., 
records.) 

8: iii. Thomas, b. at Concord 13 Oct. 1725. 

iv. Rebecca, b. at Concord 28 July 1727; m. John Gardner, and 
lived at Northampton, Mass. Children: 1. John. 2. Rebecca. 

9. V. John, b. at Bedford 30 Nov. 1729. - 
10. vi. Nathan, b. at Bedford 3 Dec. 1733. 

vii. Sarah, b. at Bedford 17 July 1737; d. 20 Dec. 1779; m. 19 June 
1759 Reuben Parker of Reading, Mass., blacksmith, who d. at 
Richmond, N. H., 10 Jan. 1825, aged 91. He m. (2) Esther 
Townsend of Townsend, Mass., who d. 20 Oct. 1811, by whom he 
had four sons and one daughter. Reuben Parker removed from 
Reading to Richmond, N. H., and had a blacksmith's shop on 
the Woolley farm, probably the first blacksmith's shop in Rich- 
mond. In 1765 he removed to the hill which bears his name. 
(Bassett's History of Richmond, p. 455.) Children: 1. Reuben, . 
b. at Reading 3 Mar. 1760. 2. Charles, b. 6 Nov. 1761; m. 20 
Nov. 1783 Sybil Hix; removed from Richmond. 3. Sarah, b. 

2 Sept. 1763. 4. Silas, b. 11 Aug. 1765; m. Lydia Whipple, dau. 
of Rufus; removed to Sugar Hill, Lisbon, N. H.; had issue. 5. 
Benjamin, b. 3 July 1767. 6. Amos, b. 17 Feb. 1770. 7. Jonathan, 
b. 25 Nov. 1771. 8. Edmund, b. 20 June 1774. 9. Mary (twin), 
b. 12 June 1776. 10. Phcebe (twin), b. 12 June 1776; m. Jonathan 
BoUes.* 

7. Joseph^ Woolley {Thomas,'^ Christopher^), housewright, of Rut- 

land, 1735, Holden, 1750, and Princeton, Mass., 1764, born 
at Concord, Mass., 23 Jan. 1699/1700, died at Princeton [?] 
about 1783. He married, 1 Mar. 1738/9, Mercy Goodnow, 
daughter of Edmund and Hannah of Sudbury, Mass. She 
was a widow in 1784 (Worcester Deeds, vol. 98, page 16). 
Children: 

i. LucY,< b. 27 July 1739 (Holden records); m. Jabez Stratton. 

ii. Rebecca, b. 3 June 1741 (ib.) ; d. 12 Mar. 1789. 

iii. Joseph, b. 6 June 1743 (ib.); m. Susanna (see Worcester 

Probate Records, vol. 156, page 116) or Sally {ib., vol. 

306, page 501). 
iv. Mary, m. (intention recorded 15 Aug. 1783) William Marshall, Jr. 

8. Thomas'^ Woolley (Thomas,^ Thomas^, Christopher^), born at 

man in Richmond, having become a town charge is put upon his sons. It was with his son-in- 
law, Reuben Parker, that he made his home, and he had probably given his property to him. 
Esther Townsend, Reuben Parker's second wife, probably saw fit to turn him out when she married 
Reuben Parker. 

•"The elder sons of Mr. Reuben Parker removed from town quite early; a number of them 
settled in the northern part of the state, where they became active and enterprising citizens." 
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Concord, Mass., 13 Oct. 1725, died at Ludlow, Vt., at his 
son's house. He married, 7 Mar. 1752, Mary Williams 
of Hollis, N. H. He lived at Bernardston, Mass., and he and 
his son served in the Revolutionary War. 
Children: 

i. Thomas.* 

ii. David, b. in 1756; d. in 1834; m. at Bedford, Mass., 16 June 1774, 
Sarah Porter. In 1840 his widow applied at Bostoh for a 
pension. Children: 1. Sally, ^ b. 16 Dec. 1774. 2. Molly, b. 12 
Oct. 1776. 3. Joseph, b. 26 Jan. 1779. 4. Betsey, b. 13 July 1781. 
5. Porter, sl bricklayer in Boston in 1818. 

iii. Rev. Elijah,* A. B. (Dartmouth, 1791), A. M. (i6.),b. at Bernards- 
ton 13 Apr. 1769; d. at Starkey, N. Y., 18 July 1847; m. Sally 
P. Babcock, dau. of Amos of Westmoreland, N. H. He was a 
Congregational minister at Guilford, Cambridge, and Rocking- 
ham, Vt., was principal of several academies in New York State, 
and resumed preaching in 1835. Five children, one of whom, 
Elijah,^ was a Presbyterian minister in Arkansas. 

iv. Jonathan. 

9. John"* Woolley {Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Christopher^) was born at 

Bedford, Mass., 30 Nov. 1729. He married, 30 Apr. 1754, 

Mary Blood, born at Concord, Mass., 31 Jan. 1729/30, 

daughter of John and Sarah. They resided at Bedford, 

Marlborough, Stow, and Monson, Mass., and at Grafton, Vt. 

Children : 

i. John,* b. at Bedford 16 Aug. 1754; d. 4 Oct. 1754. 

ii. Eunice, b. at Bedford 15 Jan. 1756. 

iii. John, b. at Bedford 19 Apr. 1757. 

11. iv. Jonathan, b. at Bedford 22 Aug. 1758. 
V. Hannah, b. at Bedford 7 July 1760. 

12. vi. Thomas, b. at Monson 14 Mar. 1763. 

vii. Samuel, b. in 1769; m. Hannah Harwood. He and his family are 
buried at Grafton, Vt., where their gravestones are to be found. 

10. Nathan'* Woolley {Thomas^, Thomas,'^ Christopher^) ^ born at 
Bedford, Mass., 3 Dec. 1733, died at Westminster, Vt. He 
married at Bedford, 3 Oct. 1754, Sarah Flagg of Concord, 
Mass., who died at Westminster 25 J^n. 1817, aged 79. ^ 

He appears on a muster roll dated 10 Feb. 1759, in His 
Majesty's service under Capt. Ebenezer Morrow, in Col. 
Jonathan Bagley's regiment from Bedford. He entered the 
service as a private 17 Apr., served until 17 July (3 months, 
18 days [sic]', 6 days of travel), and was discharged 21 July 
(year not given; endorsed ''1758")- (Massachusetts Archives, 
vol. 96, page 337.) His age is given as 24 on 17 Apr. 1758 
{ih., vol. 96, page 185). He was also in the Reading training 
band, Capt. John Walton, 13 May 1775. He lived at Bed- 
ford, Concord, Reading, and Andover, Mass., at Hollis and 
Richmond, N. H., and finally at Westminster, Vt. 

Children : 
i. Sarah, "* b. at Concord, Mass., 3 Oct. 1755; d. unm. at Bellows 
Falls, Vt., in 1786. 

13. ii. Nathan, b. at Hollis, N. H., 25 July 1757. 

iii. Esther, b. at Hollis, N. H., 1 June 1759; m. 3 Jan. 1782 John 

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Cass of Richmond, N. H., who m. (2) 21 Sept. 1800 Sara Kelton. 
Children: 1. John. 2. Daniel. 3. Sophia. 4. Esther. 6. MaUhew. 
6. Samuel. (Cf. Basse tt's History of Richmond, p. 361.) 
IV. Asa, b. at Hollis, N. H., 11 July 1761; m. 26 Aug. 1784 Betsey 
Knapp of Wmchester, N. H. He appears on the tax list at Dum- 
merston, Vt., in 1802. 

14. V. Augustus, b. at Andover, Mass., 29 Dec. 1763. 

15. vi. Amasa, b. at Andover, Mass., 23 Feb. 1766. 

vii. Susan, b. at Reading, Mass., 11 Oct. 1768; d. at Springfield, Vt., 
before 1850; m. at Saxton's River Village, Vt., about 1800, 
Warren Fox, who d. before 1850. Child. 1. Perlina S., b. at 
Saxton's River Village 31 Jan. 1801; d. at Darlington, Wis., 23 
Apr. 1874; m. (1) Francis Marsh; m. (2) at Weathersfield, Vt., 
about 1824, Luke Tolles; one child by first husband and eight 
children by second husband.* 

viii. Patty, b. at Richmond, N. H., 29 Apr. 1770; m. David Randall; 
lived at Rockingham, Vt. 

16. ix. Samuel, b. at Richmond, N. H., 24 Aug. 1773. 

17. X. William Wheeler, b. at Richmond, N. H., 5 Sept. 1777. 

11. Jonathan^ Woolley (John,* Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Christopher^), 
born at Bedford, Mass., 22 Aug. 1758, died at Brookline, Vt., 
28 July 1848. He married first, at Swanzey, N. H., 2 Oct. 
1780, LuciNDA Balding; and secondly, 27 Mar. 1817, Anna 
Gates Potter, born at Ley den, Mass., died at Brookline in 
1858. 

He was a Revolutionary soldier, and was severely wounded 
by grapeshot at the battle of Bemis Heights, N. Y., 7 Oct. 
1777. He made application for a pension before Peter R. 
Taft, judge of probate at BrookHne, 19 Feb. 1834. 
Children by first wife: 

i. Hannah.' 

ii. Betsey, b. in 1781; m. 6 Sept. 1801 Joseph Bowman. Children: 
1. Freeman, who mysteriously disappeared on the eve of his 
departure to look after an estate in England. 2. Rebecca. 3. 
Charles, b. at Royal ton, Vt., 8 Feb. 1810; d. at Troy, N. Y., 10 
Sept. 1896. 4. Joseph, b. at Royalton, Vt., 30 Apr. 1815; d. at 
Troy, N. Y., 10 Sept. 1896; m. in 1844 Sarah Moseley. 5. Sa- 
mantha, b. 29 May 1821; d. 9 Jan. 1875. 

iii. LuciNDA. 

Children by second wife: 

iv. Almira. 

V. Mary Ann, b. at Townshend, Vt., 22 Dec. 1817; d. at Whately, 
Mass., 8 Apr. 1879; m. Justin Waite. Children: 1. Ellen M., 
d. in infancy. 2. Edwin E., b. at Hatfield, Mass., 8 Mar. 1843. 
3. John W., b. at Hatfield, Mass., 15 Aug. 1846. 4. Ellen M., 
b. at Hatfield, Mass., 31 Aug. 1848. 5. Frank J., b. at Hatfield, 
Mass., 25 Jan. 1853. 6. Charles F., b. at Whately; d. in 1905. 

vi. PhcebeMaria, b. 5Dec. 1821;d. atBrookfield, N. Y., 25 Apr. 1911; 
m. at BrookJfield, in Dec. 1841, Russel Palmiter. Children, b. 
at Brookfield: 1. Annvanetta, h. 30 May 1843. 2. Fannie, b. 
6 May 1844; d. 15 July 1861. 3. Ellen, b. 7 July 1847. 4. Darmn, 
b. 2 Apr. 1849. 5. Rosabel, b. 9 Feb. 1851; d. 12 Sept. 1899. 
6. Harley E., b. 6 July 1854, 

vii. Jonathan, b. at Brookline 16 Oct. 1825; d. in 1906; m. Sarah 
Wellman. 

12. Thomas^ Woolley (John,* Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Christopher^) was 

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born at Monson, Mass., 14 Mar. 1763. He married Lucy 
Poole, who died at Marlborough, Mass., in Feb. 1846. 
Children : 

i. Daniel,« b. 14 Apr. 1786; d. at Stow, Mass., 1 Dec. 1803. 

11. Thomas, b. 23 Aug. 1787; d. at Stow, Mass. 

iii. Ephraim, b. 11 June 1789; d. at Grafton, Vt. 

18. iv. John, b. 3 Mar. 1792. 

V. Lucy, b. 3 Jan. 1794; d. at Grafton, Vt. 

vi. Abigail, b. in Feb. 1796; d. at Grafton, Vt. 
vii. Olive, b. 26 Feb. 1798; d. at Grafton, Vt. 

13. Nathan^ Woolley {Nathan,* Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Christopher^), 

born at Hollis, N. H., 25 July 1757, died at Rockingham, Vt., 
30 Dec. 1840. He married (intention recorded at Putney, 
Vt., 8 Nov. 1779) Lucy Rood. 

He was a Revolutionary soldier, and his widow received a 
pension. ^^^ 

Children: 

19. i. Nathan,^ b. at Rockingham, Vt., in 1780. 

ii. James, m. at Rockingham, Vt., 3 Jan. 1808, Hannah Wing. 

iii. Lucy, ra. 23 Dec. 1817 George Phelps. 

iv. Betsey, m. 5 Apr. 1813 Daniel McElwain. 

20. V. Joseph, b. at Bellows Falls, Vt., 3 Feb. 1796. i 

vi. AZUBA. 

vii. Rood. 

14. Augustus^ Woolley {Nathan,* Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Christopher^), • '^'■ 

of Saxton's River, Vt., born at Andover, Mass., 29 Dec. 1763, 

died 2 Dec. 1843. He married Mary , who died 23 '• 

Aug. 1834. Both are buried in the cemetery at Saxton's 
River. 
Children: 

i. Eliza, ^ m. 13 Dec. 1832 Theodore Cone. 

ii. Aaron Burr, b. at. Saxton's River about 1800; d. at Westmoreland, ^ 

N. H., 22 Dec. 1863, aged 63; m. Semira Cobb of Westmore- 
land, who d. 22 Aug. 1872, aged 68. Child: 1. Charles B.,^ of 

Boston, Mass. ; m. ; he was a sealer of weights and measures 

for the city of Boston in 1911. 

iii. Rhoda. 

iv. Emmeline a., m. 17 June 1835 Royal Earl. 

15. Amasa^ Woolley {Nathan,* Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Christopher^) 

was born at Andover, Mass., 23 Feb. 1766. He married first 

Lydia Monroe; and secondly, in 1805, Molly Alexander 

of Winchester, N. H. 

Children by first wife: 

i. John B.,« b. 4 July 1791. 

ii. Nathaniel M., b. 22 Jan. 1794; living at Painesville, Ohio, in 1851. 

iii. Sally, b. 6 Sept. 1796. 

iv. Henry J., b. 4 Aug. 1800; d. at Barton, Vt. In 1851 he was a 

Methodist minister at Derby Line, Vt. 
V. Asa a., b. 4 Sept. 1802; living at Providence, R. I., in 1851-2; m. 

. Two children. 

Children by second wife: 

vi. Ann, b. 16 May 1807. 

vii. Mary Ann, b. 12 June 1809; d. young. 

viii. Martha D., b. 11 July 1811; hving, a widow, in 1850; m. Miles 

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Mitchell. Children: 1. Theodore M., b. 21 July 1838- d in 
1839. 2. Edward //., b. in 1840; d. in 1863. 3. Martha 'm., b. 
in 1841; d. in 1868; m. Aurelius B. Turner. 4. Emma E ' b 
in 1843; d. in 1849. 5. Webster C, of Brattleboro, Vt., b! in 
1846; m. in 1869 Ann Eliza French; two children. 6. Content A 
b. in 1848; d. in 1852. 

16. Samuel^ Woolley (Nathan,"^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Christopher^) 
was bom at Richmond, N. H., 24 Aug. 1773. He married, 
14 Jan. 1799, Susanna Kendall. He lived at Rockingham, 
Vt., went to Martinsburg, N. Y.-, lived later in Watertown, 
N. Y., and was killed by falling from a load of lumber while 
going from Watertown to Dexter, N. Y. His eldest son and 
one daughter, Theodosia, remained in Vermont. Samuel 
Woolley and his wife were buried at Watertown, N. Y., and 
some of the children at Waterloo, N. Y. 

Some of the sons changed the spelling of the name to 
Wooledge. 

Children: 

i. Edward.^ 

ii. Alfred. 

iii. Flagg. 

iv. Schuyler. 

V. Eleazer B., d. in Illinois. 

vi. Elmon. 

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Christopher^), born at Richmond, N. H., 5 Sept. 1777, died 
at Watertown, N. Y., 24 Nov. 1841. He married first, 15 
May 1803, Sally Barney of Washington, N. H., born 19 June 
1785, died at Westminster, Vt., in 1815; and secondly, 18 
Nov. 1818, Flavilla Colburn of Chesterfield, N. H., born 
G^Dec. 1792, daughter of William and Sarah (Brigham). 
Children by first wife: 

21. i. Elias S.,« b. at Saxton's River, Vt., 21 Aug. 1804. 

Melinda, b. at Westminster, Vt., 6 Aug. 1806; d. 8 Nov. 1889; 
m. 24 Sept. 1830 Ebenezer Laws, b. at Peterborough, N. H., 1 
May 1803, d. 2 May 1887, s. of Thomas and Mary of Ashby, 
Mass. He was in business in Washington, N. H., until 1857, 
when he removed to Claremont, N. H. Children: 1. Charlotte, 
b. at Washington, N. H., 10 July 1831; d. 26 Jan. 1835. 2. Sarah 
A., b. at Washington in 1833; d. 14 Nov. 1856; m. George S. 
Thompson. 3. Willard, b. in Nov. 1835; d. 17 July 1858. 4. 
Angelica, b. 24 Mar. 1838; d. at East Weymouth, Mass., 6 May 
1880; m. 21 Dec. 1871 James L. Loring; two children: (1) Mason, 
b. 20 Oct. 1872, and (2) Melinda, b. 30 Aug. 1875, who m. Henry 
McGahcy. 5. Calvin A., b. 18 May 1840; d. 17 Feb. 1872. 6. 
Mason P., b. 21 Jan. 1848; d. 15 June 1849. 7. Mary E., b. 7 June 
1853; Hving at Newton, Mass., in 1917; m. 24 Aug. 1875 Edwin 
C. Fisher of Claremont; four children, b. at Claremont. 

William Wheeler, b. at Westminster, Vt., 10 Feb. 1808; d. at 
Lowville, N. Y., 28 Oct. 1899. 

Cynthia P., b. at Westminster, Vt., 8 Aug. 1810; m. George 
Perkins. Children: 1. George. 2. William. 3. Melinda E., m. 
Judge Frederick Emerson of Watertown, N. Y. 4. Sally, d. 
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V. Julia Ann, b. 17 Mar. 1812; d. at East Weymouth, Mass., 8 Jan. 
1880; m. Ellis Bodge of Needham, Mass., b. 4 June 1810, d. 
14 Feb. 1890. Children: 1. Charles H. (twin), b. at Needham 
2 Sept. 1835; m. 1 Dec. 1864 Leah B. Stoddard of Hingham, 
Mass. 2. George E. (twin), b. 2 Sept. 1835; d. 20 Feb. 1836. 
3. Francis E., b. 17 Jan. 1838; d. 18 May 1839. 4. Sophia B., 
b. 6 Sept. 1841; d. in Apr. 1911; m. 17 Nov. 1869 Israel Loring; 
residence, East Weymouth. 

vi. Sally B., b. at W^estminster, Vt., 4 Dec. 1814; d. unm. in 1850. 

Children by second wife: 

22. vii. Daniel Mason, b. at Westminster, Vt., 29 Sept. 1819. 

23. viii. Lucius Jason, b. at Westminster, Vt., 1 Dec. 1820. 

ix. Adelaide J., b. 23 Aug. 1822; m. Smith Cummings. Children: 

1. Lucius, a Baptist minister at Half Moon, Saratoga Co., N. Y. 

2. A daughter, now deceased. 3. A daughter, now deceased. 

24. X. Elliott Joseph, b. at Westminster, Vt., 15 Apr. 1824. 

xi. Emmeline R., b. 25 Feb. 1827; m. Payne, widower. Child: 

1. Siowell L., living in 1918 in Vale, Malheur Co., Oreg. 
xii. Louisa M., b. 25 May 1831; d. in 1896; m. J. Francis Goodrich, 

widower. Child: 1. Emma, b. 20 Aug. 1870; d. 24 Mar. 1906; 

m. (1) Frank Eddy; m. (2) 22 Mar. 1902 Walter Ratcliffe Randall 

of Troy, N. Y.; she left three children. 

18. JoHN^ Woolley {Thomas,^ John,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,"^ Chris- 

topher'), born 3 Mar. 1792, died at Grafton, Vt., 19 Nov. 
1857. He married, in 1809, Mima Goodenow, born 31 Mar. 
1792, died 8 Feb. 1879. 
Children: 

i. WiLLiA.M,'' b. 24 Aug. 1809; d. 17 Mar. 1837; m. Mary Parmenter. 

ii. Elisabeth, b. 23 Oct. 1811. 

iii. Lucy, b. 16 May 1814. 

iv. Almiranda, b. 9 May 1816; d. 5 June 1899. 

V. Charlotte, b. 13 May 1818; d. 6 June 1895. 

vi. Abigail, b. 7 Apr. 1821. 

vii. Loanthe, b. 2 Oct. 1825. 

viii. John H., b. 27 June 1828; d. 1 Dec. 1855. 

ix. Daniel B., b. 8 Mar. 1832; d. 17 Mar. 1910; m. at Medford, Mass., 
1 June 1859, Isabel F. Joyce. Children, b. at Medford: 1. 
Isabel E.,^ b. 26 Apr. 1860; d. at Medford 6 Sept. 1860. 2. Fred 
H. C, of Maiden, Mass., b. 31 May 1861. 3. Herbert 0., b. 16 
June 1863. 4. Evelyn G., b. 10 Apr. 1866; d. at Medford 6 June 
1867. 5. Winslow W., b. 17 Sept. 1867. 6. Mabel A., b. 22 Nov. 
1874. 7. Cora M., b. 4 Dec. 1876. 

19. Nathan^ Woolley {Nathan,^ Nathan,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ 

Christopher'), of Turin and Ogdensburg, N. Y., was born at 
Rockingham, Vt., in 1780. He married Hannah Thompson. 
Children : 

i. Am as A W.,^ m. . Two daughters and one son, Col. P. A. 

Woolley, of Sedro Woolley, Wash., which was founded by him. 
ii. Nathan P., of Ogdensburg, N. Y., b. at Turin, N. Y., in 1818; m. 

. Child: 1. H. D.^ (a son), of Ogdensburg. 

iii. John. 

iv. Joel. 

V. Lucy, m. Oliver Hubbard. Child: 1. A^. W. (a son). 

vi. Joseph. 

vii. James. 

20. Joseph^ Woolley {Nathan,^ Nathan,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,"^ Chris- 

topher'), blacksmith, born at Bellows Falls, Vt., 3 Feb. 1796, 



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died at Rutland, Vt., 9 June 1899. He married first Eliza 
Pitts of Athens, Vt.; secondly Mrs. Anna B. (Gross) 
HovEY of Brownington, Vt.; and thirdly . 

He lived in New York, and later removed to Troy, N. Y., 
and engaged in the foundry business with Nathan Starbuck 
and William Gurley. While there he conceived a plan for 
an improvement upon their plow, and secured a patent in 
1822. This plow became celebrated as the Starbuck plow. 
He returned to Bellows Falls, and three years later removed 
to Martinsburg, N. Y. In 1833 he removed to Compton, 
Ont., and settled in a small village called Moss River. From 
there he removed to Derby Line, Vt., and for a time conducted 
the Derby Line Hotel. Later he lived successively at Chicopee, 
Mass., Newbury, Enosburg Falls and Ludlow, Vt., and fi- 
nally settled at Rutland in 1874. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Benjamin O.,^ d. young. 

ii. Joseph P., of Rutland, Vt. 

iii. Elbert B., of Decoto, Cal., b. at Rockingham, Vt., 28 Nov. 1829. 

iv. E. H., of Oakland, Cal., m. his cousin, Jane Woolley. Children: 
1. Evilly.^ 2. Charles. 

y. Livernia, d. in 1900; m. James W. Hanniford, formerly paymaster 
of the Union Pacific R. R. Children: 1, Mary. 2. James. 3. 
Livernia, now deceased. 4. Belle, m. F. E. Sawyer of San Rafael, 
Cal. 5. Leland, 6. Burt. 7. Legrand. 8. Joseph. 

vi. Eliza, a school-teacher in the South before the Civil War; m. 

Harrison, a Southerner. Children: 1. Loula, d. young. 2. 
Georgia, living at North Troy, Vt.; m. John L. Lewis of Nortk 
Troy. 

vii. Emily, d. young. 

viii. Benjamin H., b. at Compton, Ont., 2 July 1840; d. at Rutland, 
Vt., 13 June 1902; m. at Bellows Falls, Vt., 23 May 1870, Isabel 
Whitcomb, who d. 20 Jan. 1892. Children: 1. Harrison J.,« 
b. 14 Jan. 1871. 2. Mary Loula, b. at Rutland, Vt., 4 Jan. 1873; 
m. 30 Oct. 1895 Walter B. Mills; child: (1) Bruce. 3. George 
Benjamin B., h. 23 Jan. 1879. 4. Ell J., b. at Rutland, Vt., 
13 Dec. 1883; m. 12 Apr. 1903 Ernest B. Stowell; children: 
(1) Walter H., and (2) Eleanor J. 5. Clarence C, h. in 1887; d. 
30 July 1888. 

Children by second wife: 

ix. Charlies H., of Chicopee, Mass. 

X. George G., b. at Derby Line, Vt.,14 Feb. 1851; d. at Chicopee, 

Mass., 31 May 1904. 
xi. Ann Eliza, d. young. 

21. Elias S.^ Woolley (William Wheeler,^ Nathan,^ Thomas,^ 
Thomas,^ Christopher^), born at Saxton's River, Vt., 21 Aug. 
1804, died at V^estmoreland, N. H., 13 Aug. 1880. He married 
first, 14 June 1832, Prudence Wetherell, born 1 June 1804, 
died 24 Nov. 1836; and secondly, 26 Oct. 1837, Adaline 
Leonard, born 14 Jan. 1813, died 24 Mar. 1878. 
Children by first wife, born at Westmoreland : 
i. Cynthia P.,^ b. 27 Apr. 1833; m. 5 Aug. 1852 S. Derby Learnard. 

Residence, Lonsdale, R. I. 
ii. Isabella Z., b. 30 Aur. 1834; d. 6 Sept. 1852. 
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Children by second wife: 

iv. Falome a., b. 3 Dec. 1838; d. 29 Apr. 1876. 

V. Esther M., b. 26 May 1840; m. 13 Feb. 1867 Edwin Augustine 
Kemp, M. D., b. at Sullivan, N. H., 17 Nov. 1833, d. 17 June 
1917. He practised medicine at Enfield, Great Barrington, and 
Danvers, Mass. Child: 1. Jessie Isabel, b. at Enfield 15 Jan. 
1874; m. 8 Apr. 1902 Rev. Chauncy J. Hawkins; residence, 
Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

vi. Emma J., b. 12 Feb. 1844; m. 20 Feb. 1871 Edwin A. Merrill, 
b. at Providence, R. I. 

vii. Cornelia M., b. 30 Mar. 1846; m. 27 Apr. 1875 J. Edward Woods, 
who d. 4 Mar. 1918. Residence, Enfield, Mass. 

viii. William E., b. 14 May 1850; d. at Minneapolis, Minn., 9 Nov. 
1899; m. 1 Jan. 1878 May Coffin. Children: 1. Arthur //.,» 
b. 26 Dec. 1879. 2. Florence E., b. 28 July 1885. 

22, Daniel Mason^ Woolley (William Wheeler,^ Nathan,* Thomas,^ 

Thomas,^ Christopher^), born at Westminster, Vt., 29 Sept. 

1819, died 14 May 1880. He married first Loomis 

of Smithville, N. Y., born 23 Feb. 1833; secondly Mary 
Loomis, sister of his first wife; and thirdly Martha Hudson 
of Keokuk, Iowa. 

He lived first at Waterloo, N. Y., removed thence to Beaver 
Dam, Wis., in 1847, removed to Keokuk, Iowa, in 1856, to 
Luray, Mo., in 1860, and back to Keokuk, Iowa, in 1862. 
He served in the Civil War. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Francina,^ b. at Watertown, N. Y., 19 Dec. 1845. 

ii. Ellen M., b. at Beaver Dam, Wis., 4 Apr. 1848. 

iii. Charles E., b. 22 Feb. 1850. 

iv. Louis, b. 4 Dec. 1851; d. young. 

V. Evangeline, b. 8 May 1853; d. 16 Sept. 1854. 

vi. Ada, b. 12 July 1855. 

vii. Frank, b. 5 Dec. 1858. 

viii. Caleb M., b. 31 Mar. 1861; d. 13 Mar. 1866. 

23. Lucius Jason^ Woolley {William Wheeler,^ Nathan,* Thomas,^ 

Thomas,^ Christopher^), born at Westminster, Vt., 1 Dec. 1820, 
died at Boscobel, Wis., 1 Oct. 1887. He married first, 7 Nov. 
1847, Susan L. Sweet, born at South Rutland, N. Y., 21 
Dec. 1828, died 18 Apr. 1867; and secondly, 26 May 1867, 
. Mrs. Mary Jane (Sutton) Watkins, born 18 Feb. 1840. 
Children by first wife: 

i. Eleanor 0.,^ b. at Watertown, N. Y., 7 July 1849; m. (1) Lucius 
F. Jackson; m. (2) 7 Nov. 1865 Charles S. K. Bailey, M. D.; 
m. (3) 2 May 1880 Adam Cook. Child by first husband: 1. 
Letitia E., b. 24 Dec. 1864. Children by second husband: 2. 
Effie L., b. 1 Aug. 1867. 3. Frank M., b. 11 Oct. 1869. 4. Myrtle 
F., b. 28 Oct. 1871. Children by third husband: 5. Lucia A., 
b. 9 Apr. 1881. 6. Jesimiel 0., b. 10 Aug. 1883. 7. Louis J. A., 
b. 15 Feb. 1886. 8. Winifred E. J., b. 3 Oct. 1888; Hving at 
Antelope, Mont., in 1917. 

ii. Victoria A., b. 30 Oct. 1851; d. at La Crosse, Wis., 14 Mar. 1886; 
m. at Boscobel, Wis., 23 Nov. 1871, 0. W. Bolster. Children: 
1. George E., b. 2 Nov. 1872. 2. Lora M., b. in May 1874; d. in 
Aug. 1875. 3. Mary G., b. in July 1876. 4. Lucius J., b. in July 
1878. 5. Eslelle G., b. 19 Dec. ISSO. 

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iv. Louis N., b. at Lancaster, Wis., 1 Mar. 1856; m. 30 Aug. 1879 
EsTELLE S. Caswell. He was a Methodist minister at Eau 
Claire, Wis., m 1899, and later removed to Bloomington, Wis. 
Child: 1. Lucius 0.,^ b. in 1880; d. in Oct. 1881. 

V. OssiAN E., b. at Boscobel, Wis., 11 Dec. 1863; m. 18 June 1889 
Mrs. Jennie A. (Brewer) Ryder, who had three children by a 
former husband. Children: 1. Albert L.,^ b. 15 Mar. 1890. 2. 
Boyd, b. 19 Dec. 1893. 3. Freda F., b. 30 Oct. 1897. 

Children by second wife: 

vi. George S., b. 4 Sept. 1868. 

vii. James W., b. 19 Dec. 1870; d. in Sept. 1917; m. at Sioux City, 
Iowa, 9 Nov. 1891, GiSrtrude A. Morgan. He lived at Min- 
neapolis, Minn., and later removed to Spokane, Wash. Two 
children. 

viii. Martha J., b. at Boscobel, Wis., 13 June 1873; m. 18 June 1893 
Grant Renshaw of Boscobel. Children: 1. Grace, b. 13 May 
1894. 2. Gladys, b. 30 Aug. 1895. 3. Gertrude, b. in May 1897. 
4. Marion, b. 25 Oct. 1898. 

ix. Jesse E., b. at Boscobel, Wis., 28 Oct. 1878. 

24. Elliott Joseph^ Woolley (William Wheeler,^ Nathan,* Thomas,^ 
Thomas,^ Christopher^), born at Westminster, Vt., 15 Apr. 
1824, died at Woburn, Mass., 26 Oct. 1915, and was buried 
at Hammonton, N. J. He married at Watertown, N. Y., 
22 June 1845, Eleanor Pilcher Pay, born at Dover, Eng- 
land, 24 July 1827, died at Hammonton 23 Nov. 1900, daughter 
of William and Susanna (Pilcher). He removed to Fountain 
Prairie, Wis., thence to Washington, Iowa, and thence, in 
1865, to Hammonton. 

In his younger days he was a machinist, and he built the 
first engine for the propulsion of steamboats by a propeller 
used on the Great Lakes. Afterwards he introduced the 
portable sawmills which became so popular in the settlement 
and development of the Middle West. 

Children: 

i. DwiGHT E.,7 b. at Fountain Prairie 19 Oct. 1849; d. 10 Oct. 1850- 

ii. Irene Cynthia, b. at Watertown 5 Nov. 1853; m. 17 Oct. 1875 
Sumner Albert Gould, b. at Worcester, Mass., 22 Mar. 1855, 
s. of Albert and Dolly B. (Chamberlain). Residence, formerly 
Woburn, now Wellesley Hills, Mass. Child: 1. Albert Sumner, 
b. 13 June 1876; d. 16 Nov. 1909; m. 18 June 1902 Clara L. Behr; 
child: (1) Albert S., b. 6 Apr. 1903. 

iii. Emma Pay, b. at Washington, Iowa, 18 Sept. 1855; m. Alonzo B. 
Davis. Residence, Hammonton, N. J. Three children. 

iv. Dion E., b. at Washington, Iowa, 7 Sept. 1862; m. Minnie Thomas. 
Residence, Philadelphia, Pa. Two children. 

ADDENDUM 

CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN OF PERLINA S. FOX 

Perlina S. Fox, daughter of Warren and Susan (Woolley) (vide 
supra, page 34, 10, vii), born at Saxton's River Village, Vt., 31 Jan. 
1801, died at Darlington, Wis., 23 Apr. 1874. She married first 
Francis Marsh; and secondly, at Weathersfield, Vt., about 1824, 
Luke Tolles. 

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i. Francis G., b. at Windham, Vt., 12 Jan. 1823; d. at Marshall, 
Minn.; m. Mary KillOxM, who d. 2 Mar. 1898. Children: 1. 
Carlos E., b. at JefTerson, Wis., 12 June 1851. 2. Laura A., b. 
in Lafayette Co., Wis., 7 Mar. 1855; d. 29 Apr. 1879. 3. Freeman 
L., b. in Lafayette Co., Wis., 19 Mar. 1857. 4. Reuben P., b. at 
Darlington, Wis., 2 Oct. 1864. 

Children by second husband (Luke Tolles) : 

ii, Frederick L., b. at Westminster, Vt., 23 May 1825; d. at Kala- 
mazoo, Mich., 15 Aug. 1900; m. at Rockingham, Vt., 7 Dec. 1848, 
his cousin, Mary A. Tolles, b. 29 Mar. 1831, d. 28 Dec. 1887. 
Children: 1. Emma M., b. at Rockingham 1 Mar. 1850. 2. 
Waldo F., b. at Rockingham 19 Aug. 1853. 3. Estelle V., b. in 
Barry Co., Mich., 29 Dec. 1859. 

iii. Ellen M., b. at Rockingham, Vt., 13 Oct. 1827; d. at Manchester, 
N. H., 2 Mar. 1862; m. (1) 30 July 1850 John L. Clough, who 
d. at Springfield, Vt., 16 Sept. 1852; m. (2) at Rockingham, 30 
Dec. 1855, J.\sper W. Dutton, who d. at Springfield in June 
1878. Child by first husband: 1. John A., b. at Manchester 30 
July 1851. Children by second husband: 2. Olive M.. b. at 
Springfield 13 Oct. 1856. 3. Lephe A., b. at Weathersfieid, Vt., 

16 Aug. 1858. 4. George W., b. at Weathersfieid 24 July 1861; d. 
15 Feb. 1869. 

iv. Henry W., b. at Springfield, Vt., 8 Feb. 1829; d. in 1917; m. 12 
Mar. 1853 Elizabeth Ann Smith, who d. 11 Apr. 1889. Chil- 
dren: 1. Wilford A., b. in 1855; d. 7 Oct. 1871. 2. Olive M., b. 
in Apr. 1857; d. 27 July 1860. 3. Ida M., b. 6 Jan. 1860. 4. 
Ruth A., b. 9 July 1862. 5. David H., b. 24 Oct. 1867. 6. AUx- 

ander L., b. 8 1868; d. 29 Aug. 1872. 7. Ira Li., b. 14 Aug. 

1871. 8. Reuben E., b. 21 Oct. 1873. 9. James G., b. in 1879; 
d. 5 Dec. 1886. 

V. David C, whose surname was changed to Oaks in 1835, b, at Rock- 
ingham, Vt., 23 Dec. 1830; d. at Kalamazoo, Mich.; m. at Town- 
shend, Vt., in Mar. 1852, Finette Evans. Children: 1. Mary 
Jane, b. at Townshend 13 Oct. 1853; d. at Kalamazoo 6 Aug. 
1864. 2. Lucy Ann., b. at Kalamazoo 31 May 1856; d. II Feb. 
1890. 3. Minnie Ehnira, b. at Kalamazoo 30 Sept. 1859. 

vi. Olive M., b. at Rockingham, Vt., 11 Feb. 1832; d. at Chester, 
Vt., 21 Dec. 1853. 

vii. Martha J., b. at Rockingham, Vt., 14 Aug. 1837; d. at Mason 
City, Iowa, 3 Sept. 1916; m. John Fisk. Children, b. at Hazel 
Green, Wis.: I. George W., b. 24 Apr. 1856. 2. Edward C, b. 

17 Nov. 1858. 3. John S., b. 21 Aug. 1868. 

viii. Marcia C. (tmn), b. at Rockingham, Vt., 21 Apr. 1840; d. 23 
Nov. 1899; m. in Barry Co., Mich., 28 Sept. 1858, John Snuggs. 
Children, b. in Barry Co.: 1. A//re(i ;F., b. 8 Sept. 1859. 2. Albert 
E., b. 27 May 1862. 3. Edwin J., b. 30 July 1866; d. 27 Feb. 
I9I5. 4. John H., b. 3 July 1869; d. 5 Mar. 1913. 5. William 
M., b. 11 May 1873; d. 11 July 1876. 6. Fredenck N., b. 28 
Mar. 1877. 7. E^nma M., b. 16 Mar. 1880; d. at Jackson, Mich., 
3 Jan. 1909. 8. Lydia J., h. 15 Sept. 1882. 9. David C, b. 9 
Mar. 1885. 

ix. Lucia A. (twin), b. at Rockingham, Vt., 21 Apr. 1840; d. at Albany 
N. Y.; m. (1) at Hickory Corners, Mich., 19 Sept. 1857, Thomas J. 
Bog art; m. (2) at Hickory Corners George Martin, who d. 30 
May 1898. Children by first husband: 1. Jennie E., b. at Hickory 
Corners 20 Oct. 1858. 2. William H., b. at Hickory Corners 25 
Sept. 1860. 3. Frederick L., b. at Hickory Corners 20 July 1864; 
d. 14 Sept. 1865. 4. Wilson A., b. at Albany, N. Y., 7 Aug. 1867. 
5. Thomas J., b. at Albany, N. Y., 30 Apr. 1870. 6. Fronds (?., 
b. 5 Nov. 1872; d. at Albany, N. Y., 7 Mar. 1902. 7. Christian, 
b. at Albany, N. Y., 31 Jan. 1875. 8. Martha J., b. 20 May 
1878. 9. John IL, b. 9 Dec. 1880. 











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42 Records of the First Church of WellSy Me. [Jan. 

RECORDS OF THE FIRST CHURCH OF WELLS, ME. 

Communicated by George Sawin Stewart, A.B., of Watertown, Mass.* 

This Book contains a Record of the first imbodying of the First Church of 
Christ in Wells, with the Covenant Engagements of the Brethren assented to 
and Subscribed by them October 29th: 170L Together with an account of all 
those that were received into the Church in the Time the Revd: Mr: 
Samuel Emery was Pastor, also of Such as Received Baptism by him. and the 
Chief of the Votes and Proceedures of the Church during the 
Revd: Mr: Emerys Life . . . Likewise a just and authentick account of all 
Said Churches Votes and Proceedures from the Solemn Separation and Ordi- 
nation of the Revd: Mr: Samuel Jefferd's over Said Church, (which was 
Deer: 15th: 1725.) to the End of his Life which was Febr: 1st: 1752. also of 
the Proceedures of the said Church from the Decease of the Late Revd: Mr: 
Jeffords [worn] the Ordination of Gideon Richardsfit;orn] to the Pastoral 
Office in Said Church with their Consequent Proceedures. to the End of his 
Life which was March 17. 1758 

Also of the Proceedures of Said Chh from the Decease of the late Rev'd Mr 
Richardson to the Ordination of Moses Hemenway to the Pastoral Office 

with their Consequent proceedures Also from the Ordination of the 

Revd Moses Hemmenway to the end of his fife which was April 20th ISllf 

A CopyJ of the covenant Engagements of the Brethren att Wells assented 
to and subscribed by them, October 29. 1701. 

We whose Names are underwritten sensibly acknowledging our own un- 
worthiness to be in and Innability to keep Covenant with God as we 
ought, yet apprehending the Call of God unto us, to put ourselves into a 
relation of Church Communion, and to seek the Settlement of the 
Ordinances of Christ (according to Gospel Institutions) among us: Doe 
(abjuring all Confidence in our selves and relying on Jesus Christ for 
Help) declare as foUoweth 

I That we professedly acknowledge our Selves engag'd to the Fear and 
Service of the only true God (Father, Son and Holy Ghost) and to the 
Lord Jesus Christ (The high Priest, Prophet and King of His Church) 
under whose Conduct we submit our Selves, and on whom alone we wait 
for Grace and Glory, to whom We declare our Selves bound in an ever- 
lasting Covenant never to be broken. 
II That We are obliged to give up ourSelves to one another in the Lord and 
to cleave one to another, as fellow Members of one Body, for mutual 
Edification, and to submit our Selves to all the holy Administrations 
appointed by Him who is the Head and Lawgiver of His Church, dis- 
pensed according to the Rules of the Gospel, and to give our attendance 
(as God shall enable us) on all the Publick Ordinances of Christ's Institu- 
tion, walking orderly as becometh Saints 
III That We are, under covenant Engagements also to bring up our Chil- 
dren in the Nurture and Admonition of the Lord, acknowledging our 
Infants to be included with us in the Gospel Covenant, and to stand in 

•The early records of the First Church of Wells, Me., are now in the custody of the Maine 
Historical Society. A photostat of these records is in the possession of Charles Thornton Libby, 
Esq.. of Portland. Me., who has kindly allowed the Editor of the Register to use it in verifying 
the copy communicated by Mr Stewart, which was made from a copy belonging to Harold Clarke 
Durrell. A.B.. of Arlington. M;is.s. 

tThis paragraph is in a difTerent handwriting from the preceding and following paragraphs. 

JSee vote of the Church of 23 Apr. 1725 in regard to the records, infra, p. 55. 



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covenant Relation according to Gospel Rules, Blessing God for such a 
Priviledge. Furthermore That We are under indispensable Obliga- 
tions att all Times to be carefull to procure the Settlement and Contin- 
uance of Church officers among us according to the appointment of 
Jesus Christ the chief Shepherd of His Flock, for the perfecting of the 
Saints, for the Work of the Ministry, for the edifying of the Body of 
Christ, and That we are equally oblig'd to be carefull and faithfuU for 
their Maintenance, Incouragement and Comfort, and to carry it towards 
them as becometh Saints. 

IV Finally, Solemnly and seriously professing our Selves to be a Church of 
the Lord Jesus Christ, doe promise by the Help of Grace to walk to- 
gether as Persons under such Vows of God ought to doe, according to all 
those Rules in the Gospel prescrib'd to such a Society, so far as God 
hath revealed, or shall reveal His Mind to us in this Respect. 

Now the Good Lord be mercifull to us, and as He hath put it into our 
Hearts thus to devote ourSelves to Him, Let Him pity and pardon us 
our Frailtys, humble us out of all our carnal Confidences, and keep it 
forever upon our Hearts, to be faithfuU to Himself and one another, 
for His Praise and our eternal Comfort 

John Wheelwright 
William Sayer 
Josiah Littlefield 
Jonathan Littlefield 
Samuel Hill 
Joseph Hill 
Daniel Littlefield 
Nathanael Clark 
Thomas Boston 
Nathanael Clayes 
James Adams 
Jeremiah Storer 

A true Copy* of the Records of the Church of Wells, kept by the late 
Revd- Mr: Samuel Emery, first Pastor of said Church, taken by me Samuel 
Jefferds His immediate Successor, at the Desire of the Church. 



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Novt: 



29: 1701 



2: 1701 



Samuel Emery ordained Pastor of the Church at 
Wells: with the laying on of the Hands of the 
Presbytery of the Church of Newbury, Dover, 
Portsmouth and York 

Josiah Littlefield, Nathaniel Claj^es and Nathll: 
Clark Subscribers of the Covenant aforesd:, 
baptized & received to Communion 1 

Hannah Emery received Baptism 

Samuel. Hannah, Esther, Jeremiah, Elizabeth 
Children of Mr: John Wheelwright received 
Baptism 

Dorcas Eldred received Baptism 

Saml: Hatch (upon Profession of faith in Christ was 
baptized & received to Communion 2 

Jonathan Littlefield & Nicholas Cole, upon Pro- 
fession of faith in Christ, admitted to Baptism 
& full Communion 3 

And Bithia. Benjamin & Samuel Children of 
Samuel Hatch received Baptism 

•See vote of the Church of 23 Apr. 1725 in regard to the records, infra, p. 55. 



Item 
Novr: 9: 1701 



Novr: 16: 1701 
Novr: 30: 1701 

Decemr: 14 1701 



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Decemr: 21: 1701 
Decemr: 28: 1701 



Feby: 
Apr: 

May 


28: 

26: 

3: 


1701/2 

1702 

1702 


May 


24: 


1702 


June 


28: 


1702 



July 



Augst : 



12: 1702 



9: 1702 



Augst: 23: 1702 



Sepr: 


12: 


1702 


Novr: 


1: 


1702 


Novr: 


15: 


1702 


Novr: 


22: 


1702 


Decemr: 


27: 


1702 


Jany: 


3: 


1702/3 


Jany: 


10: 


1702/3 


Jany: 


17 


1702/3 


July 


4: 


1703 


Jany: 


2: 


1703/4 


Feby: 


13: 


1703/4 


Apri: 


30: 


1704 


June 


11: 


1704 


July 


2: 


1704 


July 


16: 


1704 


Octbr. 


1: 


1704 



Thos: Wells received (upon Recommendation 
from the Church at Newbury) to Communion 4 

Charity Webb upon Profession of faith received 
Baptism & to Communion 5 

Joseph, Benja:, Penninnah and Nathll Children of 
Joseph Hill received Baptism 

James Son of James Adams received Baptism 

Aston Son of Samuel Hill received Baptism 

Benja:, Rachel Children of Jeremiah Storer re- 
ceived Baptism 

And Francis Son of Daniel Littlefield received 
Baptism 

Ruth, Priscilla & Rebekah Children of Jeremiah 
Storer received Baptism 

Seth Son of Joseph Storer 

Nathll: & Abraham Children"] 

of Jeremiah Storer ( • i -r, ,• 

And Josiah, John, Peter & f received Baptism 

Anna, of Josiah Littlefield J 

Saml: & Eliza: Cole adopt Children of Josiah 
Littlefield & Nathan Son of Samll: Hatch re- 
ceived Baptism 

Mary Clayes upon Profession of Faith received 
Baptism & to Communion & Mary Daughter of 
John \Vheelwright received Baptism 6 

Tabitha Emery Hannah Jacobs Mary [and] Abigail 
Clayes upon Profession of faith in Christ re- 
ceived Baptism 

Josha: Son of Thos: Wells & James Son of Nathl 
Clark received Baptism 

Samll: Stewart upon Profession of Faith baptized 

Abigail, Tabitha, Jonathan, Hephzibah, Mabel 
Children of Jonathan Littlefield received Baptism 

Josiah, William, Joseph, James Children of Charity 
Webb received Baptism 

Hannah Hill (upon her Parents Ebenezer & Abigail 
Hill recognizing their baptismal Covenant) re- 
ceived Baptism 

Sarah Emery received Baptism 

Joanna Littlefield & Hannah Hill, upon Profession 
of faith received Baptism 

Mary Hatch upon Profession of Faith received 
Baptism 

Abigail Daughter of Joanna Littlefield received 
Baptism 

Philip Son of Samll: Hatch received Baptism 

Jemima, Eunice & John Children of Samll: Hatch 
received Baptism 

Esther Daughter of Josiah Littlefield received 
Baptism 

Mary Daughter of Thos: Boston Junr: received 
Baptism 

Samll: Son of Samll: Stewart received Baptism 

Nathl Son of John Wheelwright received Baptism 

Pelatiah Son of Jonathan Littlefield received Bap- 
tism 



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March 
Sepbr: 


18: 
9: 


1704/5 
1705 


Octbr: 


7: 


1705 


Aprl. 


7: 


1706 


Aprl: 


28: 


1706 


May 
May 


12: 
19: 


1706 
1706 


June 


9: 


1706 


June 


23: 


1706 



July 


28: 


1706 


Sepr: 


22: 


1706 


Decemr: 


29: 


1706 


Jany: 


5: 


1706/7 


Feb: 


23: 


1706/7 



Marh: 
July 


23 
20: 


1706/7 
1707 


July 


27: 


1707 


Augst: 
Aucrst: 


10: 
17: 


1707 
1707 



Septbr: 



7: 1707 



Septbr: 
Octbr: 


14: 
26: 


1707 
1707 


Feby: 


22: 


1707/8 


Aprl: 
Aprl: 
May 


4: 

11: 

9: 


1708 
1708 
1708 



Hannah Daughter of Joseph Hill received Baptism 
Nathll: Son of Nathll: Kimbel upon his recognizing 

his baptismal Covenant received Baptism 
James Boston recognizing his baptismal Covenant 

received to Communion 7 
Abigail Daughter of Thos: Boston Junr: received 

Baptism 
Mary Sayer Widow upon Profession of faith re- 
ceived Baptism 
Mary Daughter of Saml: Hatch received Baptism 
Lydia Daughter of Josiah Littlefield received 

Baptism 
Hannah Boston upon her recognizing her baptismal 

Covenant received to Communion 8 
Mary Low & Joseph Frethee upon Profession of 

faith received Baptism 
Josiah & Lydia Children of Josiah Winn upon his 

recognizing his baptismal Covenant received 

Baptism 
Sarah Daughter to John Wheelwright received 

Baptism 
Abigail Parsons adopt Child of John Wheelwright 

received Baptism 
Dorothy & Ebenezer Children of Ebenezer & 

Abigail Hill or Abihail as I suppose it shd be 

received Baptism 
Joseph Son of Saml : Stewart & ] • j -o j. 



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Martha Littlefield upon Profession of Faith bap- 
tized and received to Communion 9 

Priscilla Daughter of Jonathan Littlefield re- 
ceived Baptism 

and Mary Daughter of Thos: Penny upon his 
recognizing his baptismal Covenant received 
Baptism 

Richd : Son of Caleb Edmbel received Baptism 

David Littlefield upon his Profession of Faith 
received Baptism and also his Children David, 
Eleanor, Nathan and Mary baptized 

Mary & William Children of Mary Low received 
Baptism 

Stephen Emery received Baptism 

Abigail Cussens publickly profess'd Repentance for 
her scandalous breach of the seventh Command- 
ment John her Son received Baptism 

Eleazar Samll: & Abigail Children of Nathll: Clark 
received Baptism 

Eliza: Daughter of Mary Low received Baptism 

Mehetabel Daughter to Josiah Winn received 
Baptism 

Sarah Daughter of Sarah Rowns of the North 
Church Boston received Baptism 

Jeremiah Son of David Littlefield received Baptism 

Nathll: Son of Joseph Hill received Baptism 

Rebekah Wakefield Widow to William Wakefield 
upon her Profession of Faith received Baptism 



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[Jan. 



June 


13: 


1708 


March 

May 
May 
June 


13: 
15: 
22: 
26: 


1709 
1709 
1709 
1709 


Augst: 
Augst: 


7: 

28: 


1709 
1709 


Septbr: 
Octbr: 


11: 
16: 


1709 
1709 


Novr: 


27: 


1709 


Aprl: 

July 


2: 
16: 


1710 
1710 


July 


23: 


1710 



Augst: 



Augst: 

Octbr: 

Octbr: 
Octbr: 



Octbr: 
Marh: 
March 



Septbr: 

Septbr: 

Marh: 

June 

July 



6: 1710 



20: 1710 

1: 1710 

8: 1710 

15: 1710 



27 

4 

11 



1710 

1710/1 

1710/1 



23: 1711 

30: 1711 

11: 1712 

15: 1712 

13: 1712 



Moses Littlefield upon his Profession of Faith re- 
ceived with his Son Moses to Baptism 
Job Son of Mr: John Wheelwright received Baptism 
Joseph Son of Samll : Hatch received Baptism 
Caleb Son of Caleb Kimbel received Baptism 
Abigail Littlefield Wife of Jonathan Littlefield 
recognizing her baptismal Covenant received to 
Communion 10 
John Son of Samll Stewart received Baptism 
John Cussens & George Butland upon Profession of 
Faith received Baptism & Abigail Daughter of 
John Cussens: & George Son of George Butland 
received Baptism 
Eliza: Daughter of Francis Sayer received Baptism 
Hannah Hill Wife of Joseph Hill received to Com- 
munion upon her recognizing her baptismal 
Co vent: 11 
Huldah Daughter to Jonathan Littlefield received 

Baptism 
Job Son of Mary Low received Baptism 
Hannah Daughter of Ebenezer Coburn received 

Baptism 
Stephen Harding upon Profession of Faith re- 
ceived Baptism & to Communion His Wife Abi- 
gail upon Profession to Baptism 12. 
Willm: Joseph Benja: Jonathan Children of 

Rebekah Wakefield received to Baptism 
Patience Clark Hannah Ballard upon Profession 

of Faith received Baptism 
also James Hannah Samll: Isaac & Nehemiah 
Children of Dependance Littlefield upon his 
recognizing his baptismal Covent received Bap- 
tism 
And Thos: & Luci Children of Joseph Wheelwright 
upon his recognizing his baptismal Covenant re- 
ceived Baptism 
And Abigail Lydia and Mary Children of Stephen 

Harding received Baptism 
Meribah Daughter of David Littlefield received 

Baptism 
Lydia Daughter of Mr: John Wheelwright received 

Baptism 
John Son of Josiah Winn received Baptism 
Tabitha Emery recognizing her baptismal Covent: 

received to Communion 13 
Thos: Son of Thos: Penny received Baptism 
Susanna Daughter of Caleb Kimbel received Baptism 
Irene Emery received Baptism & Sarah Daughter of 
Samll: & Rebekah Cole (upon their recognizing 
their baptismal Covent) baptized 
Sarah Daughter of George Butland baptized 
Sarah Daughter of Josiah Littlefield baptized 
Ebenezer Son of Ebenezer Coburn received Baptism 
Samll : Son of Francis Sayer received Baptism 
Mary Welch recognizing her baptismal Covent: 
received to full Communion 14 



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Augst: 


10: 


1712 


Augst: 


17: 


1712 


Decembr 


: 6 


1712 


Aprl: 




1713 


May- 


10: 


1713 


May 


31: 


1713 



June 



Item 



14 



July 


19 


1713 


Septbr: 


6 


1713 


Octbr 


13: 


1713 



1713 



Octbr: 



1713 



Feby: 14: 1713/4 



March : 


7 


• 1713/4 


Marh: 


14 


1713/4 


Marh: 


21 


1713/4 


Marh: 


28 


1714 


Aprl: 


4 


1714 . 


Aprl: 


11: 


1714 


Aprl: 


18: 


1714 


May 


2: 


1714 


Item 






May 
June 


16: 
6: 


1714 
1714 


Item 
June 
June 


6 
20: 


: 1714 
1714 



Katharin & Beriah Daughters of Mary Welch re- 
ceived Baptism 

Samll: Stewart recognizing the baptismal Covent: 
was received to Communion 15 

James Son of James Boston & Eliza: Daughter of 
Eliza: Littlefield received Baptism 

Samll: Son of Samll: Cole & Mary Daughter of 
Joseph Wheelwright received Baptism 

Rebekah received upon Profession of Faith 

in Christ to Communion 16, & Tabitha Daughter 
of David Littlefield received Baptism 

Katharin Larraby received (upon Profession of 
Faith in Christ) to Communion 17 

Zebulon Son of Samuel Stewart received Baptism 

Stephen Sarah & Esther Children of Katharin Lar- 
raby received Baptism 

Hannah Knight upon Profession of Faith in Jesus 
Christ in publick Assembly received Baptism 

Susanna Kimbel (upon Profession of Faith in 
Christ) received to Communion 18 

Benja: Gooch (upon Profession of Faith in Jesus 
Christ received Baptism & to full Communion 19 

Mary Clark Daughter of Nathll: Clark recognizing 
her Baptismal Covenant received to full Com- 
munion 20 

Moses Stephens and Eliza : his Wife & Wm : Eaton 
(upon Profession of Faith in Jesus Christ in 
publick Assembly) received Baptism 

Jonathan Son of Jonathan Littlefield received 
Baptism 

Mary Littlefield (upon Profession of Faith in 
Christ received to full Communion 21 

Mrs: Mary Wheelwright (upon Profession of Faith 
in Jesus Christ) received to Communion 22 

Rachel Credifer & Mary Pitman (upon Profession 
of Faith in Jesus Christ) received to Baptism 

John Butland & John Look (upon Profession of 
Faith in Jesus Christ) received Baptism 

Kezia Storer (upon Profession of Faith in Christ) 
received to Communion 23 

Mary Butland. Wife of George Butland recognizing 
her Baptismal Covenant received to Communion 
24 

Mary Hatch recognizing her Baptismal Covenant 
received to Communion 25 

Sarah Sayer Widow to Daniel Sayer (upon Pro- 
fession of Faith in Jesus Christ 

Mary Daughter of Caleb Kimbel received Baptism 

Abigail Littlefield Wife of Joseph Littlefield & 
Bithia Look (upon their Profession of Faith in 
Christ) received to Communion 26 

John William Bithia and Mary Children of John 
Butland received Baptism 

Robert Monson, Eliza: Hatch, Joseph Credifer 
(upon Profession of Faith in Christ) received 
Baptism as also Benja:, Mary, Rachel, John & 



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[Jan. 



July 


11: 


1714 


July 


18: 


1714 


Augst: 
Septbr: 


1: 
5: 


1714 
1714 


Octbr: 
Octbr: 


11: 
17: 


1714 
1714 



Octbr: 29: 1714 



Jany: 16: 1714/5 



Nathll: Children of Rachel Credifer received 
Baptism 
July 4: 1714 Phebe Tanner received (upon Profession of Faith in 

Christ) to Communion, and John (Son of Phebe 
Tanner) received Baptism 
Item James Willet Child adopt to Deacon Storer re- 

ceived Baptism 

Sarah Daughter of Robert Monson received Bap- 
tism 

Mary Daughter of George Butland received 
Baptism 

Abigail Daughter of Josiah Winn received Baptism 

Nathan Son of Benja: Hatch upon his Fathers 
Profession of Faith received Baptism 

James Son of Phebe Tanner received Baptism 

Eliza: Sinclare (upon Profession of Faith received 
Baptism 

Att a Meeting of the Chh: it was then voted 
(Nemine contradicente) That Mr: Joseph Storer 
& Mr: Jonathan Hammond (who were desired to 
officiate as Deacons in the first Settlement of this 
Chh:) be the Deacons of this Church 

Willm: Son of Samuel & Rebekah Cole received 
Baptism 

Abigail Daughter of Francis Sayer received Baptism 

John Emery received Baptism 

James Wiggins recognizing his Baptismal Covenant 
in publick Assembly his Daughter Abigail re- 
ceived Baptism 

Esther Daughter of Mr Joseph Wheelwright re- 
ceived Baptism 

David Son of Mary Low received Baptism 

Sarah Daughter of Caleb Kimbel received Baptism 

Mary Daughter of John & Bithia Look received 
Baptism 

Benja: Son of Ebenezer & Abihail Hill received 
Baptism 

Jeremiah Son of Samll : Stewart received Baptism — 
also Mary Gooch & Kezia Cole upon their Pro- 
fession of Faith in Christ received Baptism — & 
John & Benja: Sons of Mary Gooch received 
Baptism 

Daniel Morrison upon Profession of Faith in Jesus 
Christ 

Daniel Son of Daniel' Morrison received Baptism 

Philip Cole and Mary his Wife, Members of the 
Chh: att Almsbury, recommended to us by the 
Revd: Mr: Thos: Wells, Pastor of that Chh:, by 
Letter bearing Date June 4: 1716 28 

Samll : Son of John Butland received Baptism 

Samll: Wheelwright recognizing his Baptismal 
Covenant in publick Assembly; John his Son 
received Baptism 
Augst: 5: 1716 Nathll Clark Junr: recognizing his Baptismal 

Covenant in publick assembly, Lemuel his Son 
received Baptism 



Marh: 
Marh: 
May 



July 



13: 1714/5 
27: 1715 
23: 1715 



3: 1715 



Septbr: 

Aprl. 

May 


18: 

29: 

6: 


1715 
1716 
1716 


May 


20: 


1716 


June 


10: 


1716 


June 


10: 


1716 


June 


17: 


1716 


June 


24: 


1716 


June 
June 


24: 
15: 


1716 
1716 



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Novr: 
Novr: 



4: 1716 
11: 1716 



Decbr : 




1716 


Marh: 


10: 


1716/7 


Aprl: 


14: 


1717 


Augst: 


4: 


1717 


Augst: 
Augst: 


11: 

18: 


1717 
1717 



Septbr: 8: 1717 
Novr: 24: 1717 



Marh: 



3: 1717/8 



Marh: 


9: 


1717/8 


Marh : 


30: 


1718 


April 


20: 


1718 


May- 


4: 


1718 


May 


18: 


1718 


Item 






Item 






May 


25: 


1718 


June 


8: 


1718 


July 


13: 


1718 


July 


27: 


1718 


Item 






Augst: 


3: 


1718 


Augst: 


10: 


1718 


Augst: 


31: 


1718 


Item 






Septbr 


14: 


1718 


Septbr: 


21: 


1718 



Mary Daughter of Robert Monson received 

Baptism 
Benja: Plummer upon his recognizing his Baptismal 
Covenant had the Ordinance of Baptism ad- 
ministred to Sarah his Daughter — also Eliza: 
of Benja: Hatch received Baptism 
Joseph John Moses Ehzabeth & Benja: Children of 
Moses Stephens received the Ordinance of Baptism 
Abigl: Hatch (upon her Profession of Faith in 
publick Assembly) received the Ordinance of 
Baptism 
John and Elizabeth Children of Eliza Sinclare 

received Baptism 
Joseph of Josiah Winn & Mary of Samll: & Rebekah 

Cole received Baptism 
Mary of Francis Sayer received Baptism 
John Littlefield recognized his Baptismal Covenant 
Josiah and John Sons of John Littlefield received 

Baptism 
AbigU: of Samll: ^Vheel\vright received Baptism 
Mary Pitman recognizing her Baptismal Covenant 

received to full Communion 29 
Att a Chh: Meeting (duly called for choice of a 
Deacon) Thos: Wells was chose to the office of a 
Deacon by y^ Vote of ye Chh: 
Tabitha Daughter of Mary Low received Baptism 
Malachi Edwards (upon Profession of Faith) re- 
ceived Baptism 
Hannah also his Daughter received Baptism 
Alice Daughter of Mr Joseph Wheelwright re- 
ceived Baptism 
Joshua Son of Caleb Kimbel received Baptism 
Thos: Son of Ichabod Cousins received Baptism 
Sarah Daughter of Abigail Wiggins received Bap- 
tism 
Hannah Daughter of Daniel Morrison received 

Baptism 
James Son of James Sampson received Baptism 
Mrs : Abigail Wheelwright upon Profession of Faith 

received to full Communion 30 
Timothy Son of James Sampson received Baptism 
Sarah Sayer Widow to William Sayer upon Pro- 
fession of Faith received Baptism & to Com- 
munion 31 
Nathll: Son of Nathll: Clark received Baptism 
Mercy Harman (upon her Profession of Faith re- 
ceived to full Communion 32 
Patience Clark (upon her Profession of Faith was 

received to full Communion 33 
Rachel Tayler (upon her Profession of Faith) re- 
ceived to Baptism & Communion 34 
Dorcas Daughter of Samll Stewart received Bap- 
tism 
Joseph Son of John Monson received Baptism 
William Harmon received Baptism upon Profession 
of Faith 



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[Jan. 



Novr: 


9: 


1718 


Novr: 


30: 


1718 


Decembr 


:17: 


1718 


Feb: 

Marh: 

Marh: 


1: 

8: 

15: 


1718/9 
1718/9 
1718/9 


Marh: 
May 


29: 
17: 


1719 
1719 


May 


24: 


1719 


June 
July 
July 


14: 

19: 
26: 


1719 
1719 
1719 


Augst: 
Augst: 


16: 
23: 


1719 
1719 



Augst: 30 



1719 



Octbr: 


18: 


1719 


Novr: 


1: 


1719 


Item 






Jany: 


17: 


1719/20 


Marh: 


13: 


1719/20 


Marh: 


20: 


1719/20 


Aprl: 


10: 


1720 



Item 



Item 



May 


8: 1720 


May 


22: 1720 


June 


5: 1720 



George & PrisciUa Children of George Jacob re- 
ceived Baptism 

Eliza : Sa^'-er Wife of Francis Sayer upon her publick 
Profession of Faith received to Communion 35 

Benja: Plummer (recognizing ye Covenant of Grace 
in publick Assembly) received to Communion 36 

Anne Daughter of Moses Stephens baptised 

Daniel Son of Francis Sayer received Baptism 

Hannah Daughter of Benja: Plummer received 
Baptism 

Joshua of Malachi Edwards received Baptism 

Mary Emery (recognizing her Baptismal Covenant 
in publick Assembly) received to Communion 37 

AbigU Monson (recognizing her Baptismal Covenant 
in publick Assembly) received to Communion 38 

Benja: Son of Benja Hatch received to Baptism 

Nathan Son of John Butland received Baptism 

John Storer (upon Profession of Faith in Christ in 
the publick Assembly) received to Communion 39 

Eliza Daughter of Charles Annis received Baptism 

Samll: Son of Mr: Samll: Wheelwright received 
Baptism 

Gershom Boston made publick Profession of Faith, 
in Chh: Assembly, Eliza: his Daughter received 
Baptism 

Rachel Credifer Widow (upon Profession of Faith 
in publick Assembly) received to Communion 40 

Thomas Boothby, received to Communion upon 
Recommendation from the Presbyterial Session 
at Mog-Water in Ireland Dated May 22: 1719 
James Wallace Minister 41 

Ann Weer received to Communion upon Recom- 
mendation from Mr: Nehemiah Donnaldson 
Pastr: at Derg in the Kingdom of Ireland 42 

Christopher, Son of Thomas Killpatrick (who was 
recommened by Mr: Thos: Wensley Minister of 
Donathkedy in the Kingdom of Ireland) re- 
ceived Baptism 

Gershom Maxwel upon Profession of Faith received 
Baptism 

John Son of Henry Maddocks received Baptism 

Abigll Daughter of Gershom Maxwel received 
Baptism 

Andrew Symington received to Communion by 
Recommendation from the Presbytery of Strabare 
of May 25: 1719 by Neh: Donaldson Minister at 
Derg 43 . . ' . 

Henry Boothby his Wife received upon 

Recommendation from the Eldership, at Mog- 
Water by James Wallace Minister May 22: 1719 

Samll: Son of Caleb & Susanna Kimbel received 
Baptism 

Ephraim Son of Mary Low received Baptism 

Joseph Son of Joseph Wheelwright received Baptism 

Ichabod Son of Ichabod Cousins & Nichs: Son of 
Nichs: Lydiard received Baptism 



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June 
July 
Augst: 
Augst: 



19: 1720 

17: 1720 

7: 1720 

14: 1714* 



Augst: 28: 1720 

Septbr: 1: 1720 

Septbr: 11: 1720 

Septbr: 25: 1720 



Septbr: 25: 1720 
Octbr: 9: 1720 



Octbr: 
Decembr 


23: 

: 18: 


1720 
1720 


Marh : 


19: 


1720/1 


May 
June 
June 


14: 

1: 

18: 


1721 
1721 
1721 



July 



16: 1721 



Augst: 4: 1721 
att a Chh : meeting 



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Augst: 6: 1721 



Sarah Littlefield Wife of John Littlefield upon 
Profession of Faith in publick Assembly received 
to Communion 44 

Benja: Son of George Jacob received Baptism 

Jeremiah Son of John Littlefield received Baptism 

David Son of Daniel Morison received Baptism 

Samll: Son of Samll: & Mary Tread vvel received 
Baptism 

Samll: Tread wel (upon Profession of Faith in pub- 
lick Chh Assembly) received to Communion 45 

Bryce & Jane Macklelland recommended by the 
Session at Balymony Adimplop Clerk Sessions 47 

John Son of Bryce & Jane Macklelland received 
Baptism 

Josiah Credifer (upon Profession of Faith) re- 
ceived Baptism also Dorcas of Malachi Edwards 
& AbigU: of Robt: Monson received Baptism 

Ann Symington Wife of Andrew Symington of the 
Kingdom of Ireland received to Communion 
upon Recommendation of the Presbj'^tery at 
Stabare May 25: 1719: signed by Neh: Donaldson 
Minister at Derg 48 

Rebekah Daughter of Josiah Winn received Baptism 

Zechariah Goodale & Eliza: his Wife (upon Pro- 
fession of Faith in Christ received Baptism 

Cornehus Son of Moses Stephens received Baptism 

Sarah Daughter of John Kingsbury of the Chh: at 
York received Baptism 

Mary Daughter of Gershom Boston received Bap- 
tism 

Mary Daughter of Nathll: Clark received Baptism 

George Son of George Symington received Baptism 

Tabitha Daughter of John Littlefield received 
Baptism 

Thos: Kilpatrick & Margaret his Wife received to 
Communion upon their Recommendation from 
Mr: Thos: Wensley Minister of the Gospel at 
Donathkedy in the Kingdom of Ireland. 50 

Robert Page & Mavran his Wife received to Com- 
munion upon their Recommendation from Mr: 
Thos: Wensley Minister at Donathkedy in the 
Kingdom of Ireland It is Dated July 29: 1719 & 
bears Testimonial July 19: 1720 

William Jepson & Eliza: his Wife received to Com- 
munion upon Recommendation from Mr: James 
Wallace Minister of the Gospel at Mog-Water in 
the Kingdom of Ireland dated May 22: 1719 54 

Hannah Boston called upon Examination for feign- 
ing herself to be Benja: Prebles Wife & owned 
the Fact 

Mathew Paton recognized his baptismal Covenant 
in publick Assembly & promis'd Submission to ye 
Care & Goverment of this Chh & Baptism was 
administred to John Son of Mathew Paton 
hereupon 



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[Jan. 



Item 
Octbr: 29: 1721 

Decembr: 3: 1721 



Jany: 


7: 


1721/2 


Feby: 


11: 


1721/2 


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Feby: 


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Marh: 
Marh: 


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1721/2 


Marh: 


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Marh: 
Aprl: 



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1: 1722 



Aprl: 


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Aprl: 


22: 


1722 


Aprl: 


24: 


1722 


Aprl: 


29: 


1722 


May 


6. 


1722 


Item 






June 
Feby: 


3 
12 


1722 
• 1723 



Benja: the Son [of] Caleb Kimbel received Baptism 

Margaret Taylor upon Profession of Faith in 
pubhck Assembly received to Communion 55 

William Taylor (upon his Profession of Faith in 
Christ in publick Assembly) & Ann his Daughter 
received the Ordinance of Baptism 

Samll: Son of Samll: and Abigll: Wheelwright re- 
ceived Baptism 

Charles Treadwel (upon publick Profession of 
Faith in Christ) received to Communion 56 

Hannah Daughter of Charles Annis received 
Baptism 

Jane Daughter of Bryce & Jane Macklellan re- 
ceived Baptism 

Jeremiah Son of Thos: Kilpatrick received Baptism 

Hannah Emery recognizing her baptismal Covenant 
in publick Assembly received to Communion 57 

Att a Meeting of ye Chh:, Hannah Boston made an 
open penitential Confession of her Sin in feigning 
herself to be the Wife of Benja: Preble, & was 
received again to the Charity & Communion of 
ye Chh: 

John Son of Gershom Maxwel received Baptism 

Lydia Jacob Daughter of George Jacob received 
to Communion upon her publick Profession of 
Faith in the Congregation 58 

Lemuel Son of Benja: Hatch received Baptism 

Eleanor Daughter of Daniel Morison received 
Baptism 

Alice Wheelwright Wife of Mr: Joseph Wheel- 
wright upon publick Profession of Faith received 
to Communion 59 

Mary Low Wife of Job Low received upon publick 
Profession of Faith to Communion 60 

Baptism was administred to Ann the Daughter of 
John Ross 

Baptism was administred to Sarah the Daughter of 
Nichs: Lydiard 

Richard Kimbel received (upon Profession of 
Faith) to full Communion 

John Ross of the Kingdom of Ireland, received to 
Communion, upon his Letter of Recommenda- 
tion, from Mr: Samll: Henry, Pastor at Sligo in 
Ireland: of June 9: 1719 61 

William Son of William Jepson received Baptism 

Voted Nemine contradicente that Deacon Thos: 
Wells be suspened from the Communion of the 
Chh for his disorderly Neglecting of his Duty, in 
not providing for the Sacrament June 3: 1722. 
As also in expressing himself very indecently, in 
affirming on May 26: 1722 to Mr Emery yt he 
sd: Wells was an Overseer to the Hay wards as 
also affirming yt Mr Emery had driven his 
Cattle for the sake of the Grass which grew on 
the two Necks, viz, of Mousom and ye great 
Hill, as also for Misbehevaour in the Chh : in the 



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June 
July- 
July 
July 



17: 1722 

1: 1722 

8: 1722 

29: 1722 



Octbr: 28: 1722 
Decemr: 23: 1722 
Decern: 3: 1722 



Jany: 
Feby: 



13: 1722/3 
10: 1722/3 



March : 
Aprl: 


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7: 


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1723 


Aprl: 


21: 


1723 


June 


2: 


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June ! 


9th: 


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July 


14: 


1723 


Septbr: 
Septbr: 


15: 

29: 


1723 
1723 


Octbr: 
Novr: 


6 
3: 


1723 
1723 


Novr: 


17: 


1723 


Novr: 


24: 


1723 


Biddeforc 
Decembr: 


I 
:8th 


:1723 



Season of his being call'd to Account by the Chh: 
& for Contumacy in these Things, and the above- 
sd: Censure was then administred publickly 
on Him pr Samll: Emery Pastor 

George Butland (recognizing his Baptismal Cove- 
nant in publick) received to Communion 62 

Eliza: Daughter of George Butland received Bap- 
tism 

Eunice Daughter of Francis Sayer received Baptism 

Joseph Son of Josiah Winn received Baptism 

Amos Son of Samll: Stewart ) 

Stephen Son of John Littlefield ? received Baptism 

Joseph Son of Gershom Boston J 

Mary Eaton (upon Profession of Faith in publick 
Assembly) received Baptism 

Jeremiah Son of Moses Stephens & John Son of 
Ichabod Cousens received Baptism 

Lydia Daughter of Mary Low received Baptism 

William Eaton recognizing his Baptismal Co vent: 
in ye Congregation, was received to Communion. 
63 — And Mary, Sarah, Joshua, and William 
Children of Willm: & Mary Eaton received the 
Ordinance of Baptism 

John Son of George Jacob received Batism [sic] 

Mary Daughter of Robert Monson received Bap- 
tism 

Mary Daughter of William Taylor received Bap- 
tism 

Lydia Hatch (a Member of the Church in York) 
upon her professing and promising Subjection to 
the Administration of Christ Jesus in this Chh: 
dispensed according to Gospel-Rule, received to 
Communion. 64 

Jeremiah Son of John Butland received Baptism 

Sarah Littlefield (making a Profession of Faith in 
publick Assembly) received Baptism 

Frances Littlefield Wife of Samll: Littlefield (upon 
Profession of Faith in pubhck Assembly) re- 
ceived Baptism 

Hannah Daughter of John Storer received Baptism 

Martha Daughter of William Eaton received Bap- 
tism 

William Son of Jeremiah Storer received Baptism 
Daughter of Jabez Dorman received Bap- 
tism 

Francis Littlefield & Hephzibah His Wife recognized 
their Baptismal Covenant in pubhck Assembly 

Joseph Credifer & Esther his Wife recognized their 
Baptismal Covenant and Abigail their Daughter 
received Baptism 

James, Roger & Trueworthy Children of Samll: & 
Margaret Smith received Baptism 

Samll : Son of John Lindsay received Baptism 

Robert Edgcomb recognized his Baptismal Covenant 
in publick Assembly, Sarah Daughter of Robert 
Edgcom received Baptism 



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[Jan. 



Decembr:29: 1723 

Jany: 5th: 1723/4 

Jany: 19: 1723/4 

Feby: 21: 1723/4 
Biddeford Lecture 



Marh: 15: 1723/4 



Octr: 



5: 1724 
26: 1724 



3 
31 

7 



1724 
1724 
1724 



Anna Perkins (recognizing her Baptismal Covenant) 

was received to Communion 65 
Benja: Son of Joseph Wheelwright received Bap- 
tism 
James Littlefield & Lydia his Wife recognized their 

Baptismal Covenant 
Nathll: of Humphry Scammon received Baptism 
Jeremiah of Ebenezer & Abihail Hill received Bap- 
tism 
Ebenezer of Samll: Scammon received Baptism 
Stephen of Nathll: Tarbox received Baptism 
Mary of Samll: & Rebekah Cole received Baptism 
Joseph Hill Junr: recognized his Baptismal Cove- 
nant in publick Assembly Peter Son of Joseph and 
Mary Hill received Baptism 
John Son of Samll: & Abigail Wheelwright received 

Baptism 
Lydia Daughter of Daniel Morison received Bap- 
tism 
Samll : Son of Brice Macklelland received Baptism 
Elisha Son of Mathew Pattan received Baptism 
Malachi Edwards & Eliza: his Wife (upon Pro- 
fession of Faith in public Assembly received to 
Communion 66 
David Son of Gershom Maxwel ) ^^^^^^^ g^ ^j^^ 
Eliza : Daughter of Charles Annis ) ^ 

James Son of William deceas'd & Eliza: Jepson re- 
ceived Baptism 
John Hatch recognized his Baptismal Covenant & 
Hannah his Daughter received the Ordinance of 
Baptism 
Francis Son of Benja: Hatch received Baptism 
Ephraim Son of John and Sarah Littlefield received 

Baptism 
Mary Daughter of Thoms: Killpatrick received 

Baptism 
Mary Daughter of George Simington, received 

Baptism. 
Hannah Daughter of Joseph Stevens received 

Baptism. 
Shubael, Son of Gershon Boston received Baptism. 
Amos Son of Samuel Stewart receiv'd Baptism. 
Benja Son of Ichabod Cussens received Baptism. 

Whereas I Thomas Wells, a Member of the 
Church in Wells, did some time past in a Time of 
Sore Temptation with me Omit my Duty as 
Deacon. So far as to Neglect, making Provision for 
the Lords Table; I freely Confess my Error to God: 
and the Church, desiring Forgiveness. 

Thomas Wells 
Wells October 21. 1724. 

At a Church Meeting in Wells, Thomas Wells, 
own'd the above written to be his free Acknpwl- 

•Bei;inning with the entry of Aug. 16, 1724, and extending to the entry of May 16, 1725. the 
records are in a different handwriting from that used in all the preceding records except the second 
paragraph (vide supra, p. 42j. 



Aprl: 

Apr! : 

May 
May 
June 

June 
June 
July 



14: 1724 
21: 1724 



26: 1724 



Augst: 2: 1724 



Augst: 


9th: 


1724 


Aug: 


16. 


1724.* 


Aug: 


23. 


1724. 


Octr: 


4. 


1724. 



21: 1724. 



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edgment, and the Church Voted their Satisfaction 
from him as to what is above mentioned, pr Samuel 
Emery Pastor 

At a Legal Church Meeting in Wells October 21. 
1724. Voted that the Censure of Suspension from 
Communion with Said Church, passed Some time 
Since on Deac: Thos: Wells a member of Said 
Church be taken off, and is hereby taken off. So 
that Said Wells is Restored to Communion with us 
again, and to Enjoy all the Priviledges of a Member 
in full Communion with us the Said Church of 

Wells as formerly. It is further Voted that 

Deacon Wells's former Acknowledgment relating 
to the offence for which he hath been Censured, 
Shall be Demolished, together with all the Papers 
referring to a Controversie of Some Years Standing 
last past, between the Church of Wells abovesaid, 
and Said Deacon Wells; as also between the Revd: 
Pastor of Said Church & the Deacon abovesaid. 
Voted in the Affirmative: 

Attest Samuel Emmery Pastor. 

Octr: 20. 1724. Mehetable Daughter of Francis & Hephzibah Little- 

field receiv'd Baptism. 

Nov: 29. 1724. James Son of James & Lydia Littlefield received 

Baptism. 

69. Eleven by letter. 

11 

56 By profession. 

May 16: 1725* Abigail Daughter of Joseph & Mary Hill received 

Baptism by the Revd: Mr: Seth Storer of Water- 
town 

May 18: 1725 Joseph Son of John & Elizabeth Storer received 

Baptism by the Revd: Mr: Seth Storrer of Water- 
town 

Att a Church Meeting in Wells Aprl: 23: 1725 
The Church passed the several Votes hereafter 
mentioned, viz, 

1 That Deacon Thos: Wells be Moderator 

2 That CoUo: John Wheelwright be Clerk to record 
the Churches Votes untill further Order 

3 That CoUo: John Wheelwright, Capt: Joseph Hill, 
Deacon Joseph Storer. Mr: Samll: Hatch, Mr 
Jonathan Littlefield and Mr: Francis Sayer, desire 
Mrs: Emery to deliver the Church Records to 
them and that when they are so delivered they be 
lodged in CoUo: John Wheelwrights Hands for the 
Churches use untill further Order 

4 That Deacon Thos: Wells provide the Elements for 
the Sacrament of the LORDs Supper and en- 
deavour to get one of the Neighbouring Pastors to 
administer sd: Sacrament to this Church 

Attesd: pr John Wheelwright Clerk 

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NB The aforementioned Committee not being able to 
f prevail with Mrs: Emery to deliver the Church 

Records to them, the above written Votes were 
taken from Collo: Wheelwrights Minutes and 
entred in this Book of Wells Church Records att 
the desire of sd: Church pr me Samll: Jefferds 
Pastr: December ■29th: 1725. as were also all the 
other Entrys Made in this Book of Records of 
matters dated between the 29th: Day of Novbr: 
1724 & Decembr: 15: 1725 

June 8: 1725 Stephen Son of Robert & Abigail Monson received 

Baptism by the Revd: Mr: Samll: Moody of 
York 

Att a Church Meeting in Wells Septbr: 3: 1725 
Voted, Viz 

1 That Mr: Samuel Jefferds be invited and desired to 
undertake the work of the Gospel-Ministry in this 
Town, and the Pastoral Office in this Church. 

2 That the Choice and Call of the Church to Mr 
Samuel Jefferd[s] to the work of the Gospel-Min- 
istry and Pastoral Office in this Town and Church, 
be communicated to the Select Men, desiring them 
to call a Town Meeting for the Towns Concur- 
rence with the Church therein. 

Attest John Wheelwright Clerk. Entred as is 
above express'd pr: me Samuel Jefferds Pastr: 

Nov: 21: 1725 George and WiUiam, Sons of 

Brice and Jane Macklelland 
Joseph, Son of William and 

Margaret Taylor 
Joseph, Son of Joseph and 

Esther Credifer 
Joanna, Daughter of John and 

Mary Hatch 

Novr: 22: 1725 The Church and Town both met att the Meeting 

House To whom The following Letter was sent by 
Mr: Samuel Jefferds in Answer to the invitation and 
Call lately given him to settle in the Work of the 
Gospel-Ministry in this Town and be separated 
to the Pastoral Office in the Church of Christ that 
is therein, viz. 

To The Church of Christ in Wells att Their Meeting 
now in in the Meeting House in sd: Town and To 
the Inhabitants of sd: Town att their Meeting 
now also at the same Place 

Honrd: and Beloved 

It having pleased the LORD Jesus Christ, the 
Great Head of the Church, who rules in Zion, 
some Time since, to direct you in the Choice of a 
Minister and Pastor, unto me; and you having 
called and invited me to that Work and Office 
among you; I cant but Admire the condescending 
Grace of Christ unto me, who am less than the 



Received Baptism 
by the Revd : Mr 
Samll: Moody of 
York 



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least of all Saints, That I, together with my poor 
Labours, should be acceptable to you his People. 
I also bear thankful Resentments of your Expres- 
sions of Ix)ve and Generosity to me : And do hereby 
declare my Acceptance of your Call unto me, to 
the work of the Ministry and the Pastoral Office 
among you, of a ready Mind: Assuring you that I 
shall give up my Self to the Service of Christ ac- 
cording to my Measure, for the promoting the 
spiritual and evelasting Good of you, and yours; 
as not doubting but you will ever provide, according 
to your Ability for the honorable Support of the 
Gospel and my comfortable Subsistence with you, 
and so requesting your Prayers to God for me, 
that He would enable by his Grace faithfully to 
perform The work and Service whereunto you have 
called me, I am your Servant for Jesus's Sake — 

Samll: Jefferds 
Novbr: 21: 1725 Entred as heretofore 

express'd, Decembr 29: 1725 pr: me Samll: 

Jefferds Pastr: 

After This several votes were passed by the 
Church referring to y® Ordination which never 
came to my Hands 

Decembr: 15: 1725 Samuel Jefferds was ordained a Minister of the 

Gospel of Christ and to the Pastoral Office in the 
Church att Wells, by the laying on of the Hands of 
the Presbytery of the Church of York the two 
Churches of Kittery and the Church of Berwick; 
The Revd: Mr: Moody began with Prayer, The 
Revd: Mr: Wise preach'd from Acts xx: 24, The 
Revd: Mr: Newmarch gave the Charge and the 
Revd: Mr: Rogers gave the Right Hand of Fellow- 
ship. 

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(Continued from vol. 74, page 283] 

Gifford-Sargent (continued) 

Contributed by G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr., A.M., LL.B., of Newport, R. L, 
and communicated by the Committee on English Research 

From a Genealogical Chart in the Parish Registers 
OF Courteenhall, CO. Northampton 

[Explanatory Note. — The parish registers of Courteenhall, co. Northampton, 
begin in 1538. In the back of the first volume a parchment chart has been pasted, 
on which the pedigrees of many Courteenhall families, including the Sargent 
family, have been written. These pedigrees were probably entered by the vicar 
of the parish, the handwriting and ink showing that the work was done about 
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about events in their histories that had occurred outside of the parish of Courteen- 
hall, and thus he secured for the chart the records of the older children of Hugh 
Sargent, who were born probably before the Sargent family moved to Courteen- 
hall. The first Sargent entry in the Courteenhall registers is the record of the 
baptism of George, son of Mr. Hugh Sargent, Gent., 2 Apr. 1573. Later the 
vicar added records of some of the children of Roger Sargent, son of Hugh, which 
show that Roger Sargent of Courteenhall was identical with the Roger Sargent 
whose family records are found in the registers of the parish of All Saints, North- 
ampton.* Below are given the statements about the Sargent family found on 
the parchment chart, and discrepancies between the statements of the chart and 
the entries in the parish registers proper are indicated in footnotes.] 



Hugh'' Sargent 
gent & Mar- 
garet GyfFord 
he died 28° 
febniar: . 1595 



1555 esp: to Nichas Edwards 16 



2 
3 



Elizabeth 30 Januarij 

Septeb: 1576t 
Anne 

Nicholas baptised 1° August 1559 esp: Ehzabeth Clarke 27** 
Novebr: 1593 vid Joh' Clarcke 

Daniel 18": Septbr: 
an° 



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^°g^^ I of Thyndon 3° Junij [ ^^^^ 



5 
6 

7 
8 
9 
10 
11 
12 
13 
14 
15 



Samuel 
dead 
Joseph 
Dorothie 

Marye 30 May 1565 esp to W: Osb. 5to May 1602 



1590t died 

prdict 
Sara 4° Octob. 1591 
Anna 16 Octob: 

1593§ 

1595 



John 25 Apr: 1566 
esp: Joes Church 
20 Noveb: 1602 



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Spuria 4 Januarij 
1602 buried 5° 
Januarij 1602 

Jane esp: to Arthur Clarcke alias Boterell^I 28° Octob: 1606 

Alee esp: to George Coles of Northampton 

Richarde 

Thomas 

George 2 Aprilis 1573 

Magdalen 9 Julij 1574 

Robert 30° Octob: 1575 

Michaell 27 Dec: 1576 

Dorothey 8 Febr: 1578 died 4 Octob: 1602 being dehvered 
of a bd 9 dales before 



In the ^'Sargent Genealogy," published in 1895 by the late Aaron 
Sargent of Somerville, Mass., the ancestry of William Sargent, one 
of the early settlers of Maiden, Mass., is carried back to his grand- 
father, Hugh Sargent of Courteenhall, co. Northampton, England; 

'Vide stipra, vol. 74. pp. 281, 283. 

tAccording to the parish registers Elizabeth Sargent married 25 June 1576 Thorns Flynte. 

JProbably the date of birth, as he was baptized 20 September 1590 {vide tupra, vol. 74, p. 281). 

§Probably the date of birth, as she was baptized 21 Oct. 1593 (ib.). 

BAccording to the parish registers John Sargent was buried 10 December 1614. His wife is 
recorded as daughter of Henry Church and Marie his wife, and she was baptized as such 21 Decem- 
ber 1574. As Joyce Sargent, "a poore woman," she was buried 14 May 1643. The children of 
John and Joyce Sargent were: 1. Spuria, baptized 4 January 1602/3; buried 9 [5, according to the 
chart] January 1602/3. 2. Marie, baptized 7 December 1604. 3. Jane, baptized 5 September 
1606; married 4 November 1633 John Locky. 4. Alice, baptized 19 May 1609. 5. Henry, bap- 
tized 23 March 1611 [1611/12]. 6. Edward, baptized 4 March 1613 (1613/14]; he and his wife 
Alice had John, baptized 7 January 1641/2, and Anne, baptized 26 March 1643. [Edward Sar- 
gent, son of John and Joyce, seems to have been the only male Sargent who remained in the parish.] 

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but the statements about the EngKsh Sargents printed in this book 
contain several errors, the documentary evidence on which these 
statements are based is omitted, and comparatively little informa- 
tion is given about the ancestry of Margaret Gifford, wife of Hugh 
Sargent and grandmother of the New England immigrant. 

The following pedigree, based on the records already given in this 
article and on other records and authorities cited below, shows 
the descent of William Sargent of Maiden, Mass., from John Gifford 
le Boef of Twyford, co. Bucks, in 1277, and traces the probable 
ancestry of John Gifford le Boef to Osbern de Bolebec, a Norman 
lord, whose sons settled in England in the time of William the Con- 
queror. It corrects in some important particulars the account of 
the family of the Giffards of Twyford contained in the late Maj. 
Gen. the Hon. George Wrottesley's ''Giffards from the Conquest to 
the Present Time," published in 1902 in the Collections of The 
William Salt Archaeological Society, New Series, vol. 5, as well as 
certain errors in the printed Visitations of Northamptonshire and 
Oxfordshire and in the pedigree entered in the Heralds' College in 
the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Thomas Gifford, son of Sir George. 
It suppUes, also, some corrections and additions to the Gifford 
pedigree pubUshed in the Register, vol. 71, pages 174-175, and 
includes the corrections which, as is found by an examination of the 
registers of the parishes of All Saints, Northampton, and of Courteen- 
hall, should be made in the statements about the English Sargents 
in the early part of the "Sargent Genealogy." 

The Giffard-Gifford family is one of the most ancient and dis- 
tinguished famihes of England. Blanche, in his work entitled ''The 
Conqueror and his Companions," describes Walter Giffard the 
Elder {vide infra, 1, i) as "the progenitor of a race from which the 
noblest families in England may be proud to trace their descent." 
The Gifford family of Twyford, co. Bucks, which sprang from a cadet 
of the great house of Brimsfield, co. Gloucester, was one of the most 
ancient families of the Buckinghamshire gentry. During the Middle 
Ages members of this family held lands in capite and served as high 
sheriffs, knights of the shire, commissioners of the peace, and arrayers 
for the French wars. They also did their part in the Scottish, 
Welsh, and French wars. In the Wars of the Roses they appear 
to have adhered to the House of York. In Tudor times George 
Gifford, of the younger branch, settled at Middle Claydon, co. Bucks, 
was the right-hand man of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, in the 
dissolution of the monasteries, and saw to it that his family profited 
by his activities and that his brothers were well provided for out of 
the monastic spoils. 

In the early history of the Twyford family its fortunes were greatly 
increased by the marriage of Sir John Gifford le Boef {vide infra, 11), 
about the year 1300, with Alexandra de Gardinis, heiress of the 
De Gardinis family, which brought to it part of the lands of the 
ancient Norman house of De Arsic, one of whose coheiresses was the 
great-grandmother of Alexandra and a descendant of William de 
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the reign of William the Conqueror, to the custody or guard of Dover 
Castle. By the marriage of Thomas Gifford of Twyford {vide 
infra, 15) with Ahanora Vaux the family became connected with the 
great Lancastrian family of Vaux of Harrowden, co. Northampton, 
one of whose members was raised to the peerage by Henry VIII. 
In the reign of Ehzabeth the younger branches sank into the ranks of 
the minor gentry and merchant class, one of the daughters marrying 
into the mercantile family of the Sargents of Courteenhall and 
Northampton, from which sprang WilUam Sargent, the settler in 
Maiden, Mass. 

1. OsBERN DE BoLEBEC, a noble Norman, Lord of Longueville in 
Normandy, living in the time of Duke Robert the Magnificent or the 
Devil (1028-1035), who w^as the father of William the Conqueror, 
married, probably in the last years of the tenth or the early years of 
the eleventh century, Avelina, third sister of Gunnora, who was 
the second wife of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy from 
942 to 996. 

Children : 

i. Walter, Count of Longueville, who assumed the surname of 
Gyffarde (cf. Ordericus Vitalis), m. a dau. of Girard Flatel (or 
Fleitel). He is called Walter GifTard the Elder in the histories of 
Ordericus Vitalis and William of Jumieges. In 1035 he was a 
companion of his brother-in-law, Hugh de Gournay, in the abortive 
attempt of Edward, s. of King Ethelred, to recover the crown of 
England. He gained renown in the armies of Duke William (the 
Conqueror), in the war between Normandy and France, and in 
1053 he was left by Duke William in command of the forces 
blockading the castle of Arques. When Duke William invaded 
England (1066), Walter Gyffarde, then well-advanced in years, 
furnished 30 vessels and 100 men at arms.* Children: 1. Walter, 
d. in 1102 (Ordericus Vitalis); he was one of the commissioners 
appointed for the compilation of Domesday, and in 1086 he held 
107 lordships in England; he was succeeded by his son Walter, 
who m. Ermengarde, is styled Marshal of England, was one of the 
three earls who supported Henry I in his quarrel with his brother 
Robert, was present at the Battle of Brenneville in 1119, and was 
dead in 1165 (Pipe Roll, 11 Henry II), his earldom becoming ex- 
tinct, although there is some evidence that he left a son William, 
who d. soon after his father and before his investiture as earl. 
2. William, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor to William the 
Conqueror, William II, and Henry I. 3. Rohais, m. Richard, s. 
of Earl Gilbert de Brionne. Also other daughters. 

2. ii. OSBERNE. 

2. Osberne (Osbert) Giffard (Oshern de Bolehec) died about 
1086. With his brother Walter he assumed the name of 
Gyffarde, fought with Duke WiUiam in the invasion of Eng- 
land, and received vast grants of land in co. Gloucester, where 
he held the manors of Brimesfield, Rochemterne, Alderberie, 
and Stochc. He settled at Brimesfield, and subsequently, in 
the time of King Stephen, a great castle was built there, which 
continued to be the residence of the family until it was de- 
stroyed by the army of Edward II, in 1322. 

•For this Walter Gyffarde cf . William of Jumieges, History of the Normans, chapters 36 and'37, 
and the history of Ordericus Vitalis. 



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Child : 

3. i. Elias (Helias).* 

3. Elias (Helias) Giffard {Osherne, Osbern de Bolebec), of Brims- 

field, was dead in 1130, when his son Elyas paid 100 marks for 

his relief (Pipe Roll, 31 Henry I). He married Ala . 

Helias GifTard is named in 1090, in the chartulary of St. Peter 
of Gloucester, and, with his wife Ala and his son Helias, appears 
in 1121 in the same chartulary. 
Children : 

4. i. Elias (Helias). 

5. ii. A SON. 

4. Elias (Helias) Giffard (Elias, Osherne, Oshern de Bolebec), 

of Brimsfield, succeeded his father in 1130. He married 
Berta de Clifford. He was called ''the Boy," probably, 
to distinguish him from his father; and as such he is named, 
with his wife Berta and his son Walter, in the time of Abbot 
Hamelin, who was abbot from 1148 to 1179. He granted the 
church of Boyton to the monks for the soul of Berta, his wife, 
and this grant was afterwards confirmed by his son Walter. 
A later Helias Gifford tried to reclaim the grant of the church 
of Boyton which had been made by his father Helias and his 
uncle Walter, but the gift was confirmed by Bishop Joscehne 
of Sarum and afterwards by Bishop John, who was acting 
during the vacancy of that see, 1184-1189. 
Children: 

6. i. Elias (Helias). 

ii. Walter, of Boyton, whose name, with that of his brother Gilbert, 

appears in 1177. 
iii. Gilbert, whose name, with that of his brother Walter, appear in 

1177. 

5. • Giffard (Elias, Osherne , Oshern de Bolehec). 

Child: 

7. i. Richard, the Justiciary, living in 1175.t 

6. Elias (Helias) Giffard (Elias, Elias, Osherne, Osbern de 

Bolebec), of Brimsfield, died about 1190 (Pipe Roll). He is 
mentioned, with his mother Berta, in 1167. 

•According to the Gloucestershire Assize Roll, 5 Henry III [1221], an Elias Giffard of Brims- 
field was sued by the Abbot of Cirencester for erecting a gallows at Brimsfield. which the Abbot 
claimed to be within his liberty. Elias GifTard defended his right to have a gallows, and stated 
that a certain Osbert GifTard, his ancester, who came at the Conquest of England, had held the 
manor of Brimesfield, with a right of gallows, and had hanged thieves there, and after him Elias his 
eon had had the same liberty and had hanged thieves there, and after him Elias, the son of the said 
Elias and the father of the defendant, had held the same liberty and had hanged a thief there in the 
reign of King Henry, the King's grandfather. Elias. the defendant in this suit, died in 33 Henry 
III [1249], leaving a son John, aged 16 years. Cf. Wrottesley (Giffards, pp. 7, 8), who shows that the 
defendant in this suit, Elias Giffard, omitted the name of one of his ancestors, another Elias, and 
that there were four Eliases between Osbert and John. 

tThat Richard was a son of Giffard and a grandson of Elias and Ala Giffard appears from 

the following: In 122G William de Huntercombe sued Osbert Giffard for one fourth of a knight's 
fee in Ispedene, Oxfordshire, of which he claimed that he had been wrongfully disseised. Osbert 
Giffard called on Elias Giffard of Brimsfield to warrant, stating that Efias Giffard, grandfather of 
Elias, had given the lands by a deed, which was produced, to Richard, his grandson. Elias refused 
the warrant, and stated that his grandfather Elias was not seised of the lands in question, but that 
Richard had seized the lands, and, being in great favor with King Henry [Henry II], had kept them. 
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Children: 

8. i. Eli AS, under age at his father's death, about 1190. 
ii. Gilbert, who had a son Gilbert. 

iii. Berta, m. Cailwey. Child: 1. Elias, grandfather of the 

John Cailwey who petitioned for the barony in 3 Edward III. 

9. iv. OSBERT. 

7. Richard Giffard ( , Elias, Osherne, Oshern de Bolebec) 

was high in favor with Henry II, and appears in 1172 as one of 
the justiciaries appointed under the Constitutions of Claren- 
don. In 1166 he held lands in Lodeston, co. Kent, of Walter 
de Meduana (Liber Rubeus). In 19 Henry II [1173] he was" 
excused 15s. for scutage, as one of the knights holding under 
the Honor of Buckingham (Pipe Roll, 19 Henry II), and 
appears to be holding then one of the knight's fees held of that 
Honor by Elias Giffard in 1166. Because he held lands in 
Lodeston, where the Giffards of Twyford afterwards held, 
General Wrottesley assumes that he was their ancestor; but 
the lands in Kent held by the Twyford Giffards came to them 
from the De Arsic family through the marriage of John Gifford 
of Twyford {vide infra, 11) with Alexandra de Gardinis. 
Children : 

i. OsBERT, dead on 2 Sept. 1229, when Isabel, his widow, and Matilda 
Giffard, his sister, are mentioned (Calendar of Close Rolls, 1227- 

1231, p. 204); m. Isabel de Freville, to whom letters of safe 
conduct were granted in 17 John (Patent Rolls). 

ii. Mabilia, m. Adam de Kailly. In the Note Book of Henry de 
Bracton of cases heard by the King's judges, in Easter Term, 

1232, in CO. Kent, is a suit of Warine de Mountchensy to recover 
the manor of Luddendon in co. Kent. The action is against Adam 
de Kailly and Mabilia his wife, Matilda Giffard, and Isabel de 
Friville (the last mentioned holding a third). The defendants 
plead that the Countess Cecilia gave the land to Richard Giffard, 
father of Mabilia and Isabel (sic), and they offered the charter. 
Osbert, son of Richard, did homage to Cecilia for it, and so did 
Richard, and Richard and Osbert are dead. Farther on Richard is 
called the father of Mabilia and Matilda.' 

iii. Matilda, Hving in 1232, She paid scutage on Helidon in co. 
Northampton in 1199. 

8. Elias Giffard {Elias, Elias, Elias, Osherne, Oshern de Bolehec), 

of Brimsfield, was under age at his father's death, about 1190, 

and was entrusted to the custody of Wilham Marshall, Earl 

of Pembroke. He is mentioned in 1221, and died in 1249 

(Inquisition post Mortem, 33 Henry III). He married first 

Isabel Musard; and secondly Alice Mantravers. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Matilda, m. Godfrey Scudamore. Child: 1. Peter. 
ii. Isabel, m. Thomas le Tabler. Child: 1. Guy. 
iii. Mabel, m. Richard Dansy. Child: 1. Richard. 

Child by second wife: 

iv. John, aged 16 years at his father's death in 1249; m. (1) Marqaket 
Nevill; m. (2) Matilda de Longespeye. 

9. Osbert Giffard {Elias, Elias, Elias, Osherne, Oshern de Bolehec) 

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of Alan and Alice (Murdac).* She recovered custody of 

lands in Gillingham, co. Dorset, that had belonged to her 

deceased husband, Osbert Giffard, and she died before 8 July 

1242, when Ahce Murdac, her mother, was next of kin to 

Osbert's heir, then not of age (Calendar of Close Rolls, 1237- 

1242, page 448). EHas Giffard, brother of Osbert, granted to 

him lands in the manor of Winterburn, co. Dorset, on 11 May 

1229 (Calendar of Charter Rolls, 1226-1257, vol. 1, page 95), 

and Osbert received from the King a grant from the forest 

at Selewood on 10 June 1232 (Calendar of Close Rolls, 1231- 

1234, page 71). 

Children : 

i. Osbert, b. in 1233 or 1234;t d. before 1291; m. Sara , who 

brought suit in 1291 for her widow's thirds in his lands at Artwell, 
CO. Northampton (De Banco Roll, 19 Edward I). Children: 1, 
Osbert, b. before 1270; living in 130i; m. and had daughters but no 
son ; he was summoned for service in Gascony in 1294 and in Scot- 
land in 1296, and he was summoned to Parliament in 1297; he was 
summoned from Devonshire in 1301 as holding £40 and upward 
(Parliamentary Writs). 2. John, of age in 1302; on 7 Aug. 1321 
he acknowledged a debt to be paid out of his lands in co. Dorset 
(Calendar of Close Rolls, 1318-1323, p. 483). In 1327 he peti- 
tioned the King in Council for the restoration of Winterburne 
Hulton, which he formerly held for life and was compelled to re- 
linquish by Sir Hugh Despencer, who is now forfeit, and he stated 
that his brother Osbert had only daughters (Calendar of Ancient 
Deeds, vol. 1 A, p. 27, nos. 249, 250); John had a son, Edward, 
who was living in 1330. 
10. ii. John, b. about 1235. He is probably identical with the first John 
Giffard le Boef of Twyford. 

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GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By Henry Edwards Scott, A.B., Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 6 October 1920. A stated meeting of the Society was 
held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 P. M., Vice President Chase 
presiding. 

The minutes of the May meeting were approved, and the reports of the Corre- 
sponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the Coun- 
cil reporting that since the May meeting members of the Society had been 
elected as follows: 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Members 

Walter J. Otis of Boston, Mass. 
Charles W. Gould of New York City 

•That Alan de Bokland was the father of Isabel, wife of Osbert Giffard, appears by a suit con- 
cerning lands in Bukland (Devon Assize Roll, 22 Henry III). Isabel's mother, Alice (Murdac) de 
Bokland, married secondly Ralph Hareng. In 124G Beatrix Murdak. Ralph Hareng and Alice 
his wife, and others paid relief for their four knight's fees that they held in Oxfordshire as heirs of 
Eva de Gray (Excerpta e Rotulb Finium, vol. 1, p. 455, 30 Henry III). 

fOsbert Giffard, son of Osbert. was the heir of Osbert Giffard and Alice Murdac, and his age is 
given variously as 12H, 13 and 13^ years on the quinzaine before the Feast of St. John the Baptist, 
1247. (Calendar of Inquisitions post Mortem, 31 Henry III, p. 26.) 



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Caroline A. Warner of Troy, N. Y. 

Mrs. Cora Talmadge Woodward of Le Roy, N. Y. 

Charles Parmelee Eells of San Francisco, Cal. 

John E. Hurst of Woodbrook, Md. 

Williani S. Grant, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pa. 

John Leverett Moore of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Frederic Grosvenor Goodridge of Pomfret Center, Conn. 

Mrs. J. Bertram Williams of Cambridge, Mass. 

Howard E. Perry of Portland, Me. 

Mrs. Kate Allerton Johnstone of Pasadena, Cal. 

Thomas T. GafT of Washington, D. C. 

William Alden Hopkins of Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

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Charles Henry Swift of Chicago, 111. 

Mahlon D. Thatcher of Pueblo, Colo. 

John Markle 

Stuyvesant Fish 

C. Oliver Iselin 

Augustus Schell Hutchins 

Elizabeth G. Houghton of Boston, Mass. 

Charles H. Howland of Inglewood, Cal. 

George Jay Gould of New York City 

Mrs. Amos Bush McNairy of Cleveland, Ohio 

Mrs. William K. du Pont of Wilmington, Del. 

George Coe Graves of Orange, N. J. 

Rollin H. White of Cleveland, Ohio 

Quincy A. Gillmore of Chestnut Hill, Pa. 

George Leary of New York City 

Alfred P. Laighton of Flushing, Long Island, N. Y. 

Alexander Hamilton Rice of Newport, R. I. 

Everett Wilson of Winnetka, HI. 

Solomon R. Guggenheim of New York City 

Arthur Dudley Pettibone of Cleveland, Ohio 

Mrs. Frederic Delano Hitch of Newburgh, N. Y. 

William Orrell of Glendale, R. I. 

William H. Russell of Los Angeles, Cal. 

Arthur E. Havens of Chicago, 111. 

Arthur Horton Lippincott of New York City 

I. M. Pease of Cincinnati, Ohio 

Mrs. Ella Brooks Solano of Pasadena, Cal. 

Willis A. Bailey of Zanesville, Ohio 

Charles A. Nolting of Cincinnati, Ohio 

Mrs. Theodore L. Schurmeier of St. Paul, Minn. 

Henry Kirke Porter of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Col. Robert M. Thompson, U. S. A., of New York City 

Shirley Farr of Chicago, 111. 

Robert W. Leonard of Mount Kisco, N. Y. 

Henry E. Bullock of Chicago, 111. 

Frederick H. Prince of Boston, Mass. 

Samuel Y. Ramage of Oil City, Pa. 

Mrs. Samuel Carr of Boston, Mass. 

Robert W. Pomeroy of Buffalo, N. Y. 

Mrs. Mary E. Jewell Mermod of Webster Groves, Mo. 

Mrs. Amanda F. Lauterbach of New York City 

Samuel Mather of Cleveland, Ohio 

Manuel Rionda of New York City 

G. Howland Leavitt of Flushing, Long Island, N. Y. 

Jane Wilkes of Washington, D. C. 

Samuel W. Boocock of New York City 

Sam Heppenstall of Bala, Pa. 

William J. Faux of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Francis Quarles Story of Alhambra, Cal. 



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IdTarf Tha^f ' I °f «"^'>-«'>, Pa. 

Mrs. Clarina Barton Hanks of West Manchester, Mass. 

Wilham A. Putnam of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

S. Forry Laucks of York, Pa. 

FredeS'McOw^r" | "^ Philadelphia, Pa. 

Charles E. Peck 1 

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John A. Roebling of Bernardsville, N. J. 

Mrs. David Rutter of Pine Forge, Pa. 

Georgiana Welles Sargent of New York City 

Mrs. Stephen A. Powell of New York City 

Mrs. Alvin A. Parker of Strafford, Pa. 

Mrs. Edmund Wetmore of Babylon, Long Island, N. Y. 

Mrs. Ida M. Hessenbruch of Wynnewood, Pa. 

Jerry Crary of Warren, Pa. 

Mrs. Arthur Orr of Chicago, 111. 

William C. Rives of Washington, D. C, 

Life Members 

Mrs. Horatio Gates Lloyd of Haverford, Pa. 

Mrs. Charles Nagel of St. Louis, Mo. 

Walter H. Cluett of Saranac Lake, N. Y. 

James Allan Macdonald of Flushing, Long Island, N. Y. 

Josiah Harmar Penniman of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Resident Members 

Florence Hale Abbot of Mattapan, Mass. 

Judson Cabot Hannigan of Beverly, Mass. 

Herbert L. Kuhn of Brookline, Mass. 

Frances Goodwin I t i ■ r>i • at 

Mrs. Arthur Nazro \ ^^ ^^^^'^^ ^^^'^' Mass. 

Robert W. Harwood of Natick, Mass. 

Mary E. Burgess of Dorchester Centre, Mass. 

Ruth Cummings of Winchester, Mass. 

Mrs. Franklin Sylvester Henry of Bronxville, N. Y. 

Morris Whitridge of Baltimore, Md. 

Mrs. Fred Davies of Cambridge, Mass. 

Lieut. Col. James L. Bevans, M.C., U. S. A., of Brookline, Mass. 

Alan H. Strong of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Annie Lynch of Salt Lake City, Utah 

Mrs. John Firth of South Orange, N. J. 

Mrs. Lura Fallass Alexander of Kansas City, Mo. 

Robert Butler of Boston, Mass. 

Maud Mabel Macdonald of South Wellfleet, Mass. 




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The Council also reported that since the May meeting Henry Nettleton Sweet, 
a Life Member of the Society, and Lew Cass Hill and Elizabeth Hitchcock 
Brayton, Resident Members, had become Pilgrim Tercentenary Members, and 
that there were eleven candidates for Pilgrim Tercentenary Membership and 
three candidates for Resident Membership, action by the Council on whose 
names would be in order after they had been posted for thirty days, in accord- 
ance with the By-Laws. 

The topic selected for the consideration of the Society at this, the first meet- 
ing of the season, was The New England Historic Genealogical Society: Its Past, 
Present, and Future, and five members of the Society had been invited by the 
Committee on Papers and Essays to speak on different subdivisions of this 
title. The first speaker was David Greene Haskins, Jr., A.M., LL.B., Recording 
Secretary of the Society from 1873 to 1890, whose address, the result of careful 




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l^and painstaking research in the records, described the Early History and Growth 
'of the Society as follows: 

"Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: 

"We have met here to-day, at the beginning of a new season, for a worthy 
and a pious purpose; we have gathered to honor our beloved Society, to learn 
its origin, to trace its growth, to forecast its future — to study the genealogy of 
the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Of course, some may object 
that the Society has no genealogy, that it simply 'Growed,' like Topsy, for it 
claims to be the first organization of its kind in the world. But, at all events, 
there can be no doubt that we are the spiritual descendants of five farseeing, 
energetic Boston men of vision and initiative, — Charles Ewer, William Henry 
Montague, Lemuel Shattuck, John Wingate Thornton, and Samuel Gardner 
Drake, who founded the Society three-quarters of a century ago. Of these 
gentlemen, Mr. Ewer and Ir., Shattuck were or had been booksellers and pub- 
lishers, At. Drake was the eminent historical writer, author of a history of 
Boston, and proprietor of the first antiquarian bookstore in the United States, 
Mr. Thornton was a young lawyer, who had come to Boston from Maine, and 
Mr. Montague was a business man, son of the rector of Christ Church, the 
'Old North.' 

"The love of genealogy seems to be a natural instinct of the human heart. 
We are familiar with the endless pedigrees of the Bible, there were the proud 
genealogies of Greece and Rome and of the days of chivalry, there were the 
legends of the Welsh bards, and the Heralds' College, the County Visitations, 
the books of the Peerage and the Landed Gentry of England. I have, myself, 
seen two genealogical charts of royal famihes going back to Adam. The official 
statement of the ancestry of Henry VII of England was traced through Coel, 
King of Britain (the 'Old King Cole' of our nursery rhymes), and Shakspeare's 
King Lear back to Pious iEneas; and it needs but a brief supplementary reference 
to the Classical Dictionary to carry the hne still further back to Venus, Jupiter, 
Saturn, Mount Ida, and the rivers Scamander and Simois. Such a descent from 
the rivers of ancient Troy must surely disprove the popular impression that 
genealogy is necessarily a dry science. 

"Even here, in the earlier days of democratic America, there seems to have 
been, seventy-five years ago. a group of well-known Boston men — Theodore 
Lyman, Gen. William Hull, Gen. John P. Boyd, Col. Henry Orne, and others, 
who used to meet informally to consider antiquarian, historical, and genealogical 
subjects. At these meetings Mr. Ewer and Mr. Montague first became ac- 
quainted. Animated by that love of genealogy which is so absorbing to its 
votaries, so incomprehensible to the rest of the world, these two gentlemen took 
counsel with others during the year 1844, and, at a meeting at Mr. Montague's 
house. No. 5 Orange Street, the suggestion of a society was first made. 'Why can 
we not have a society to bring together and preserve the facts?' he asked. Mr. 
Ewer sprang to his feet, 'So we can!' he exclaimed. 'What is there to hinder?' 
and he added, said Mr. Montague in telling the story, 'We'll have a magazine 
to communicate with the public,' and he at once went to work making a list 
of persons who, he thought, would be interested. On November 1st the five 
gentlemen met at Mr. Shattuck's home. No. 79 Harrison Avenue, and there 
and then the Society was born. A chairman, Mr. Ewer, and a secretary, Mr. 
Thornton, of the meeting were appointed to take definite action. In December 
a constitution was adopted, and on March 18, 1845, a charter was granted to 
the new society by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 'for the purpose of 
collecting, preserving, and occasionally publishing, genealogical and historical 
matter, relating to early New England families, and for the establishment and 
maintenance of a cabinet.' 

"The infant society secured from the City, at the beginning of 1846, a room 
in the building on Court Square near City Hall, now occupied by the Pohce 
Station. It was on the third story ,^ lighted by three windows, looking out on 
WiUiams Court. Mr. John Hannibal Sheppard, the Librarian in 1862, described 
it as only 12 feet square (others say 17 by 22 feet), badly lighted, and overlook- 
ing a dark alley. 'An old table troubled with the podagra, a chair or two which 
had seen better days, and a set of pine shelves without back or panel, subject 
to the rickets, — such,' he said, 'was the furniture in this cavernous looking spot.' 

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10 manuscripts, 6 plans, an old lease, 4 bound newspaper volumes, 185 pamphlets 
and, according to the record, 'a wheelbarrow load of manuscript sermons of 
Dr. Joseph Eckley, Old South Church.' The first gift recorded was a phrenologi- 
cal pamphlet, 'Clay, Webster, Adams,' given in February 1845 by Mr. Drake. 
The next was a small pamphlet, a genealogy of the Haven family, published in 
1843. A single bookcase held the entire library; a single shelf, it is estimated, 
would have been at that day sufficient to hold every American publication solely 
devoted to genealogy. 

"The ladies of the Society will be interested to know that the old table so 
slightingly referred to was the same on which they now serve coffee for visitors 
to our meetings, and was originally made by the Rev. John Pierpont, the brilliant 
poet, pastor of the Mollis Street Church. A visitors' book was opened April 
18, -1846, in which Mr. Drake's was the first name entered; and for years almost 
everyone who signed his name added a biographical or genealogical account of 
himself — a custom which might be supposed likely to deter many persons from 
visiting the Library. 

"In October 1847 the Society removed to a somewhat better room, in what 
was called Massachusetts Block, also in Court Square, where it remained more 
than three years, at a yearly rental of $150. On the first day of January 1851 
it leased a room at No. 5 Tremont Street, at the corner of Pemberton Square, 
the present site of the Suffolk Savings Bank, which it occupied until 1858, when, 
having completely outgrown its accommodations, it once more removed to 
quarters in the third story of the building now numbered 17, on Bromfield 
Street. In February 1855 the Society began to have regular papers read at 
its monthly meetings; and in 1847 it proceeded to carry out Mr. Ewer's prophecy, 
and began the publication of a quarterly magazine, the New England His- 
torical AND Genealogical • Register, which has been regularly published 
since that time, and whose seventy-four volumes form an invaluable treasury 
of local history and genealogy. So difficult was it, however, in the early years 
to secure adequate support for this valuable publication, that in 1861 it was 
definitely decided to give it up, and Mr. Drake, the Editor, wrote a somewhat 
caustic obituary of the magazine. But at the last moment arrangements were 
made with Joel Munsell of Albany to carry on the publication. The obituary 
was published, however, in the form of a preface, and stands as a record of the 
difficulties and discouragements of the magazine's early years. And now gradu- 
ally the Bromfield Street quarters became too crowded, as acquisitions increased; 
many cases of books and pamphlets had to be stored elsewhere. Finally, 
through the efforts of the President, Col. Wilder, the Rev. Dr Slafter, ana 
other prominent members, the Society celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary 
by raising the sum of $20,000 and purchasing for its use the brick building. 
No. 18 Somerset Street, formerly the home of Dr. Solomon D. Townsend. And 
now, at last, the Society was established on a firm and dignified basis in a pleasant 
and commodious home of its own in a quiet location, with good light and with 
a large fireproof vault, very accessible, yet away from the crowded business 
streets. This was the Society as I knew it, though I have a vague recollection 
of the Bromfield Street rooms; and here for many years I had an intimate knowl- 
edge of its life and work. 

"It was already a large and flourishing organization, with a membership in 
1875 of 338 Life Members, 432 Resident Members, 11 Honorary Members, and 
288 Corresponding Members. We should all have been encouraged and pleased 
could we have looked forward to the present time, with its membership this 
day of 439 Life, 454 Pilgrim Tercentenary, 848 Resident, 49 Corresponding, 
and 11 Honorary Members, making a total of 1801 against the earlier total of 
1069. 

"No account of the Society as I knew it can be given without mention of at 
least a few of the strong and devoted men who guided and managed it during 
those years. From its beginning it had been fortunate in its presiding officers; 
Wilham Whiting, the eminent lawyer, Mr. Drake, Dr. Winslow Lewis, and 
Gov. John Albion Andrew were among its early Presidents; and then, from 
1868 till his death, December 16, 1886, came Col. Marshall Pinckney Wilder. 
Comparatively few now remember his stately figure, his noble bearing, and his 
gracious presence. He was not an eminent historian or genealogist, but he was 
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and his services and influence were of great value to the growing Society. Next 
to him in my memory comes the Rev. Edmund Farwell Slafter, D.D., an Epis- 
copal clergyman and representative of the Bible Society, and for twenty years 
our Corresponding Secretary, a man of great force, energy, and executive ability, 
thoroughly imbued with the historical spirit, and devoted to the interests of 
the Society, He was eminently fitted for the presidency, and should unquestion- 
ably have been elected to succeed Colonel Wilder; but unwise counsels prevailed, 
he was passed over, and the results were disastrous. John Ward Dean, Librarian 
from 1872 to 1^89 and again from 1892 to his death in 1902, many years Editor 
of the Register and of the Society's publications, was a walking encyclopaedia 
of New England genealogy, modest, unobtrusive, absolutely unable to make 
a public address, simple-hearted, and kindly. Col. Albert Harrison Hoyt, 
Editor of the Register, 1868-1875, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, Treasurer 
from 1871 to 1904, WilHam Blake Trask, Librarian, Editor, Historiographer 
in the early days, a modest, kindly, gentle soul — these were some of the choice 
spirits of the Society as I knew it. They have all gone; they are but names to 
most of the present members, if even their names are remembered; but 1 cannot 
tell the story of the Society without recalling them and placing my wreath of 
appreciation and affection on their graves. 

At the annual meeting in 1887 the upper end of the Society's hall, the Presi- 
dent's table and chair, and his portrait and bust were draped in mourning for 
Colonel Wilder, who had died two weeks before. So carefully had the Nominat- 
ing Committee guarded their secret, that I had no idea who the next President 
was to be until the chairman of the Committee presented the name of Abner 
Cheney Goodell, Jr., a learned antiquarian, who for twenty years had been 
register of probate in Salem and was also editor of the Province Laws. Am- 
bitious efforts were now made to develop the Society, and much was expected 
from the new President. In 1888 the Legislature passed a bill authorizing the 
Society to hold real and personal estate not exceeding $200,000, in addition 
to the amount previously authorized. About the same time a new code of By- 
Laws was adopted, establishing a council of nine members and the six officers to 
manage the affairs of the Society in place of the Board of Directors, and provid- 
ing that committees should be appointed by the Council rather than by the 
Society. 

"And now I must touch lightly on the one unpleasant episode in the long and 
prosperous career of the Society. Dissatisfaction presently crept in; some felt 
that the new President was exercising undue control of the Society's affairs. 
This discontent manifested itself in December 1890, when a motion was unex- 
pectedly offered and adopted at the very end of a meeting, when only a handful 
remained present, providing that the committee to nominate officers for the 
new year should be chosen by ballot and not appointed by the President. Mr. 
Goodell was reelected at the following meeting, but there were a few votes for 
an opposing candidate. May I say here, that in these troubled days I personally 
exerted all my efforts to restore good feeling, but in vain? For over a year rela- 
tions in the Society were much strained, and reporters eager for sensation sought 
our hitherto quiet meetings. Finally, in May 1892, the President, the Vice 
President for Massachusetts, the two Secretaries, the Librarian, the Historio- 
grapher, and six members of the Council resigned. An effort was made to induce 
them to continue in office, and a vote was passed cordially inviting them to 
withdraw their resignations; but they failed to do so, and on the 22nd of June 
Ex-Gov. William Claflin, a member of the Council who had not resigned, was 
elected President. 

"One other event of great importance in the history of our Society must be 
mentioned before I close this brief sketch, namely, the admission of women to 
membership. Women are naturally interested in the records of family history — 
more so, probably, than men, and their interest in our Society had developed 
so far that by the year 1897 fifteen women had made application for membership. 
At the meeting of February 3, 1897, the Rev. Dr. Henry Allen Hazen offered 
a resolution reciting this fact, and instructing the Council to consider applica- 
tions from women and to pass judgment upon them on the same conditions as 
they applied to male applicants. The matter was postponed to the following 
meeting, and the Recording Secretary was instructed to send notices of the reso- 
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on a return postal card. I remember that Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 
the earnest champion of women's rights, who did not often attend the meetings, 
came in response to the notice, to advocate personally, if necessary, the passage 
of the resolution. But no special persuasions were needed; the post card ballot 
stood 451 in favor of the resolution, 59 opposed, 13 qualified answers, and the 
motion was adopted. A committee was then appointed to secure an act from 
the General Court authorizing the admission of women, which was duly passed, 
and on February 2, 1898, the first women members, 36 in number, were duly 
admitted. The first woman nominated and the first elected to membership 
was Mrs. Georgette Barton Witter of Worcester. She, however, at first failed 
to qualify, and the first two women to become qualified members were Mrs. 
Lucy Hall Greenlaw and Mrs. Juha Elizabeth Folsom, the vanguard of the 487 
women now on the rolls of the society. 

"My story is almost done. Governor Claflin was reelected President till 
1899, when he declined to serve further owing to his very feeble health, and 
was succeeded by the Rev. Edward Griffin Porter of Lexington. This brilhant 
young clergyman and historical scholar died prematurely February 5, 1900, 
and was succeeded in January 1901 by our present honored President, the Hon. 
James Phinney Baxter, who has held the office till the present time, a longer 
term than any of his predecessors. We all regret his absence to-day. Let us 
all join in paraphrasing for him the concluding fines of the rhyming list of English 
kings which we learned in our youth : 

'And Victoria reigns, may she long be the last.' " 

Mr. Haskins was followed by John Carroll Chase, Vice President for Massa- 
chusetts, who spoke on the Society's Recent Growth and Present Activities, 
his address being in part as follows: 

"With no definite intimation as to when the early history of the Society be- 
comes recent, it appears appropriate in this case to make the dividing line 
coincident with my becoming a member of the Society a score of years ago. 

"I have a very vivid recollection of my first visit to the rooms at No. 18 Som- 
erset Street and my later attendance upon the monthly meetings. The cramped 
quarters, outgrown for many years, illy accommodated the historic and genealogi- 
cal treasures that had been accumulating for more than a half century, access 
to many of them being had only with serious inconvenience. Sheltered in a 
building that was little more than a fire trap, it is a matter of much congratu- 
lation that the whole collection was not irreparably lost long before the time 
came for removal to our present spacious and admirably designed fireproof 
quarters. 

"The meetings of that time were not overly interesting and usually with a 
moderate number in attendance, the programme consisting of rather dry his- 
torical papers, with somnolency not infrequently in evidence, the social feature 
being conspicuous by its absence. It is hardly a matter of wonderment that the 
meetings did not appeal to a very large number of the members or their friends. 

"Early in 1909 the Committee on Papers and Essays decided upon a radical 
departure in the conduct and scope of the monthly meetings. Addresses of a 
popular nature were sandwiched in with the more didactic ones, and a social 
hour after the meeting, with light refreshments, inaugurated. The wisdom of 
the Committee's action was soon apparent by the increased attendance at the 
meetings and the wilhngness to 'bide a wee' and get acquainted. 

"Very soon the need of a larger assembly room became essential, and in 
October 1909 Pilgrim Hall was secured, and occupied until the Auditorium in 
our new building was ready for use in January 1913. While fears were expressed 
that we should be lost in Pilgrim Hall, and that the membership would not take 
kindly to meeting away from our home, the wisdom of this action was at once 
apparent, and the Hall was found none too large for the attendance upon several 
occasions. The same can be said in regard to our present meeting place, with 
its seating capacity of 325, which is frequently filled to capacity. 

"The addition to the old building made in 1894-5 was soon seen to be in- 
adequate, and in a few years the officers began to consider the question of secur- 
ing enlarged quarters for the Library. Space alone was not the only requisite. 
A careful examination of the old building by competent architects showed that 
the building was an exceedingly hazardous risk and that the Society was in 
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two reasons, space and safety, led the officers in 1911 to take steps for the erec- 
tion of a safe and commodious building on land in the rear of No. 18 Somerset 
Street, which had been acquired for this purpose as opportunity offered. By 
the purchase of No. 9 Ashburton Place the Society was enabled to sell its front- 
age on Somerset Street and make an entrance from Ashburton Place on the top 
of Beacon Hill, a decided gain in many particulars. First, the entrance was 
from a main thoroughfare rather than a side street, and, on account of the slope 
of the hill, it brought the visitor into the middle of the building, doing away with 
the necessity of an elevator, as the extent of travel up to the Library and down 
to the Auditorium is only twenty-five ffeet. The location of the building, 
on the rear of the lot, saved the construction of an expensive exterior, 
as the building is nearly out-of-sight. Furthermore, the land cost only 
about one-fourth as much where the building stands as the land between it and 
Ashburton Place. 

"A special building committee, with full authority to erect the proposed struct- 
ure and finance the project, was appointed in 1911, and raised in all some $80,000 
in that year and the succeeding one. The new home was occupied on December 
21, 1912, Forefathers' Day, although the building was not completed and dedi- 
cated until March 18, 1913. The cost of duplicating the building at the present 
time would be more than $100,000 in excess of its cost when erected, and its 
erection at that time is therefore a matter of congratulation to the Society and 
the efficient committee who undertook the work and carried it through to such 
a successful conclusion. 

"Some of the officers of the Society had kept track of the newly constructed 
libraries in New England and New York and were on the watch for hints that 
would be helpful in designing the best possible building for its prospective use. 
The Society's own problems had been studied by the same men, and because of 
their farseeing labors the new home of the Society is exceedingly well adapted 
to its work and will be likely to accommodate its various activities for many 
years to come. The reading rooms, stack space, offices, and storage rooms were 
planned to allow for the growth of the Library and the publications of the 
Society and for the increase of the clerical force. 

"The contrast between the new building and its facilities and the old building 
with its lack of the same is most impressive, while the contrast of the present 
Library of over 50,000 volumes in its own home with the Library of 1846 in 
rented quarters, which were smaller than the main editorial room of the present 
building, and its single pine bookcase with an armful of books, which constituted 
the Library of that time, is so great that one can scarcely conceive the change 
that has taken place in so short a time. 

"Some features of the new building are interesting and worthy of comment. 
For instance, the suite of Editorial Rooms, containing a private office for the 
Editor, a general workroom for the staff, a room for the stenographer, and a 
vault for the manuscripts, is dedicated to the memory of one of the Society's 
most generous benefactors, Robert Henry Eddy, a bronze swinging sign over 
the entrance of these rooms calls attention to this fact, and the Society's pub- 
lications, on the title-page, also testify to his beneficence. Directly under these 
rooms is the room, one of the show places of the building, where the Council 
and the committees hold their meetings. This room also memorializes a bene- 
factor, Mr. John Foster. Another room on the same floor is known as the Moses 
Kimball Memorial Room, and was named. in honor of another benefactor; and 
a third room, on the second mezzanine floor, memorializes still another bene- 
factor, William Tracy Eustis. A fourth room, on the third mezzanine floor, is 
a memorial to Mr. and Mrs. Francis H. Fuller,, who gave and bequeathed sub- 
stantial sums to the Society. Still another room, another of the show places, 
leading off the Library, is named the WilHam Sanford Hills Memorial Room, 
because of the substantial gift of Mr. Hills towards the building fund. 

"The Society has not forgotten its former President, Hon. Marshall Pinckney 
Wilder, whose activities during the twenty years of his presidency brought in 
nearly $80,000 in funds for the purpose of housing and endowing the Society. 
In his honor the Auditorium has been named Wilder Hall, and his portrait is 
conspicuously hung in this room. 

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ory of , whose descendants shall come forth and pay the mortgage of 

$45,000 on the building. 

"There is no better time or place to emphasize the fact that the credit of per- 
fecting the plans for the new building and of financing and carrying the project 
through to a successful conclusion is due in no small degree to the indefatigable 
labor of our efficient Librarian, who has ever given his best service to the interests 
of this Society. 

"With the facilities for doing work which the Society now possesses, it simply 
needs the funds to increase its usefulness. Briefly, these may be stated as a 
pubhcation fund, which shall enable the publication of more genealogical work 
through the employment of a larger staff of assistants. This particular feature 
offers an interesting opportunity as a memorial, because the publications can 
carry the name of the fund on their title-pages. The Society also needs a sub- 
stantial fund for cataloguing and indexing, in order that those who use the 
Library may be able to find quickly the information wanted, if it is in print. Also 
an increased fund for binding is needed, because of the growing expense from year 
to year arising through wear and tear. Funds for the purchase of books are 
also needed, and last, but not least, a fund to take care of the increasing expense 
of the stated meetings. The most important activity, or perhaps I should say 
asset, of the Society is its genealogical library, which is very complete in Ameri- 
can genealogies and biographies, New England local histories, English parish 
registers, wills, visitations, and kindred publications. The Library is also rich 
in manuscripts, and is rapidly growing in American local history outside of 
New England. Its collections of American genealogies and British parish registers 
are unrivalled. It is absolutely free to the public, and has always been the head- 
quarters for genealogical research in America. 

"Organized in 1844 and incorporated by a special act of the General Court 
on March 18, 1845, this Society has been notably successful in its chosen field 
of work. Prior to its founding there had been little interest manifested in family 
history in America, and all the pubhcations relating to the subject at that time 
would little more than fill the 'five-foot shelf that has been exploited so much 
in the last few years. The 'daik age' of inactivity in genealogical matters in 
America, a period of two and one-half centuries, came to an end with the found- 
ing of this Society, which, through its publications, its Library, its officers, com- 
mittees, and members, awakened and stimulated interest in genealogical studies 
and encouraged the publication of family and local histories. Activity in genea- 
logical pursuits began and had its greatest development in New England, where 
there was an institution to encourage it and where facilities for research were 
unexcelled. The interest in this work has increased from year to year and has 
gradually spread over the whole country. 

"The Society has been as active in publishing as it has been in gathering genea- 
logical material. From its very beginning it has made use freely of the printing 
press to preserve and make accessible genealogical records. Its quarterly maga- 
zine, the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the first 
number of which was issued February 5, 1847, is the leading periodical of its 
kind, and with its Consolidated Index is by far the most important contributioQ 
to American genealogy yet published. A full set of this publication sells for 
more than double its original subscription price. The Register, with its Sup- 
plement containing the annual reports of the Council, officers, and committees, 
and memoirs of deceased members of the Society, is published at $5.00 per year 
and is sent free to all contributing members. The Society has also published 
nine volumes of Memorial Biographies, five volumes of English Gleanings, hun- 
dreds of genealogical, biographical, and kindred pamphlets, and the Vital Rec- 
ords of many Massachusetts towns. It is prepared also to undertake the com- 
pilation and publication in book form of genealogies of American families. The 
total output of its publications is relatively large, both in quantity and number 
of titles. Twice in recent years the annual amount published by the Society 
has exceeded 3000 pages. 

"In addition to its work of gathering and publishing the Society has for many 
years, through one of its standing committees, made extensive and successful 
researches in England for the ancestry of early American settlers. It has also 
taken an active part, often initiating the movement, in important measures for 
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"Monthly meetings of the Society, excepting during the summer months, have 
been held regularly since its organization, first at the oflSces and homes of the 
founders, later in hired rooms occupied by the Society, and since 1870, excepting 
the Pilgrim Hall meetings, in its own buildings. At these meetings the business 
of the Society is transacted and papers are presented upon historical, genealogical, 
antiquarian, and kindred subjects, with a due proportion on topics of current 
interest. These papers are frequently illustrated, and are usually followed by 
discussions and by a social hour, this latter function appearing to be exceedingly 
enjoyable to those participating. Its abandonment for a year on account of 
war economies w£ls deeply deplored ; its resumption met with hearty approval. 
The entertaining and instructive speakers and the variety of interesting sub- 
jects presented have made our monthly gatherings of surpassing interest and 
have largely increased the attendance, particularly of those who come by the 
invitation of members; and it may well be assumed that our recent growth and 
present success are due in no slight degree to the new departure of the Com- 
mittee on Papers and Essays in popularizing the literary and social features of 
the meetings. As a matter of fact, several have become members simply for 
the purpose of attending the 'lecture course,' as they style it. 

"A very marked feature in the past few months has been the use made of the 
Library by young men who have been in the service overseas. Interest in their 
ancestry had been stimulated by association with their English and French cousins 
in the trenches and hospitals, and after their return they were interested in estab- 
lishing their ancestry for the purpose of affiliation with the various patriotic associa- 
tions, like the Sons of the American Revolution and the Society of Colonial Wars. 

"In accordance with an act of the General Court the Society began in 1902 the 
publication of the Vital Records of the towns of the Commonwealth, a work 
which was continued for sixteen years, until, as a measure of war economy, the 
act was repealed. Under this arrangement the vital records of 149 of the 351 
cities and towns of the State were compiled and published to the extent of over 
51,000 pages, the records of 65 of these towns, in 70 volumes, having been brought 
out by this Society. Material for other volumes has been prepared, and it is 
hoped that publication may be resumed in the near future, the State having 
recently renewed the law. It is hoped that the vital records may be published 
down to 1850 of the greater number of towns in the State whose records have 
not already been put into print, 

"Early in 1919 a special committee on Endowment and Members was ap- 
pointed, and it at once began a vigorous campaign to add to the membership, 
and to procure funds to extinguish the indebtedness caused by the construction 
of the new building and provide for the rapidly increasing cost of carrying on 
the chosen work of the Society. 

"By a vote of the Society amending the By-Laws annual dues were increased 
to $10 and the fee for life membership to $100. The class of Pilgrim Tercenten- 
ary Members was also created, the fee for which is $300, with perpetual mem- 
bership, transferable at decease by will or written order filed with the Society. 
The responses to the invitations to secure this class of members have been most 
gratifying, 471 having been secured to date, with every indication that the 
limit of 600 will be reached within the prescribed time. 

"The panel spaces on the walls of the stairway are being disposed of at $1,000 
each to those who desire to establish ancestral memorial tablets, these being 
subject to the Society's approval as to form and substance. At this time 50 
of the 61 available spaces have been engaged and the money paid over, and it 
is expected that ere many months the adornment of our walls will be complete. 
While the drive for Pilgrim Tercentenary Members and memorial tablet con- 
tributors has been waged, the securing of Annual and Life Members has not 
been overlooked, and the Society's growth in that respect equals, if it does not 
exceed, the record of any preceding year. 

"From what I have said it will be seen that the membership and finances of 
the Society show a very substantial gain in the past year, but we are still far 
from being in the easy circumstances that advancing years find necessary for 
comfort and freedom from care. Therefore we bespeak the earnest efforts of 
all our members to aid in increasing our numbers, not overlooking the securing 
of financial 'remembrance, either before or after decease, from those able to 
aid us in the meritorious work in which we are engaged. 



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"Pay no attention to those who sneeringly say that genealogy is fit only for 
fools, but take as your slogan those memorable words of the statesman, Edmund 
Burke, 'People will not look forward to their posterity who never look backward 
to their ancestors.' 

" 'He who has no desire to know what has been has no knowledge of what 
he is going to be.' " 

Vice President Chase then presented, as the third speaker of the afternoon, 
Alfred Johnson, A.M., Litt.D., Vice President for Maine, who paid tribute to 
the Society's Membership and Personnel in an entertaining address, in which 
serious statements were most happily combined with classical imagery and 
dehghtful touches of humor. The importance of the work carried on by the 
Society, especially by means of its Library and publications, was emphasized, 
the names of many of the distinguished members of earlier and later days were 
recalled, and the services of the present officers, councillors, and assistants were 
referred to in terms of high appreciation. Of the venerable President of the 
Society, Hon. James Phinney Baxter, the speaker said: 

"It is nearly forty years since I first met him, when, as a neighbor and play- 
mate of his children, I entered with them into his imposing study and received 
the first lesson I now remember in the history and geography of the State of 
Maine. . . . During the intervening years the example of his purposeful and 
successful hfe and his kindly advice have been an inspiration to me. Possessed 
of unusual physical and mental vigor, he has for half a century been conspicu- 
ous throughout New England as a man of affairs of remarkable keenness, a phil- 
anthropist, a student and a patron of history, hterature, and the arts, and a 
pubHc-spirited citizen. Truly, in view of the great variety of his interests and 
his love of his fellows, we may apply to him the words of Terence: 
''Homo sum; humani nihil a me alienum puto." 

The next speaker was George Andrews Moriarty, Jr., A.M., LL.B., Vice 
President for Rhode Island and Chairman of the Committee on Enghsh Re- 
search, who told of what had been accomplished in the field of English Research 
since the founding of the Society. He spoke of the work of the late Horatio 
Somerby in hunting for the English ancestry of early settlers of New England, 
and paid an eloquent tribute to the memory of the late Henry FitzGilbert 
Waters, A.M., whose researches in English probate records, carried on for many 
years under the auspices of this Society, published in the quarterly numbers of 
the Register, and later collected and reprinted in two large volumes entitled 
"Genealogical Gleanings in England," shed a flood of light on the English con- 
nections of many American families, determined finally the ancestral line of 
George Washington, and made known the progenitors of John Harvard. Mr. 
Moriarty advocated the establishment of a fund to provide for genealogical 
research in England, and stated that such a fund might most appropriately 
bear the name of Henry FitzGilbert Waters, 

The concluding address of the afternoon was given by Lawrence Brainerd, 
Genealogist, who, in pointing out the Society's Obhgations of the Future, spoke 
in part as follows: 

"Judging from our present encouraging financial condition and viewing with 
satisfaction and genuine gratitude the wise policy of the present administration 
of our Society and the success of the Pilgrim Tercentenary drive, whereby more 
than six hundred new members have been added to the Society's enrollment — a 
new membership by no means confined to New England or any one section of 
the country, but diffuse in character, the future seems indeed pregnant with 
possibilities and full of promise for years of increased strength and enlarged 
usefulness. 

"One most encouraging outlook, which should not be lost sight of, is the stead- 
ily increasing interest throughout the country, in the minds of the really intelli- 
gent people, in the subject of genealogy. It can be conservatively stated, judging 
from the number of volumes which have in recent years been issued along this 
line and from the demand for assistance in research by professional genealogists, 
that this increase can be estimated at fully one hundred per cent during the past 
half decade. 

"Our Library, by far the largest and most complete of its kind in America, is 
provided with stack-room space commensurate with a carefully estimated growth 



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for the next thirty years, and in anticipation of any future lack of accommodation 
the administration has begun the work of ehminating all books that are not 
strictly genealogical or helpfully statistical, including a great deal of extraneous 
matter, such as purely historical works, utterly divorced from genealogical im- 
portance, which by the courtesy of our Society are now being deposited in the 
libraries of general historical societies. This elimination might be still further 
extended to include a multitude of first sermons preached by eminently worthy 
divines, the impossible golden-wedding souvenir volumes of Deacon and Mrs. 
John Smith, et cetera. 

"Perhaps the most important feature of an expanded usefulness lies in the 
proposed increase in the scope of the Society's publication department, which, 
in addition to its present important activities, will in the near future engage in 
the editing and pubhshing of family genealogies. The great benefits to be 
derived from this departure are obvious, namely, a tendency to standardize 
genealogical works, the advantage of expert criticism and valuable advice from 
those of trained minds in this specialty, and access to all the latest genealogical 
information obtainable on each particular family under consideration. This 
last advantage will obviate many time-honored errors, so common in family 
histories privately edited and dependent in the past upon the ofttimes poor judg- 
ment of one untrained mind. The pubhcation department in this capacity will 
stand behind the author and the printer, serving with equality the interests of both. 

"With our largely augmented membership there is afforded an opportunity 
for greater endeavors on the part of the Committee on Epitaphs to emphasize 
its usefulness. One cannot overestimate the value of exhaustive epitaph data, 
for in all vital statistics the death records were seemingly the most frequently 
neglected by our early registrars; and, in addition to furnishing the exact date 
of death, these monumental inscriptions invariably state the age of the deceased 
and furnish a valuable clue, without which the student of family history has 
to labor long in estabhshing the identity of Maj. John Brown who died in Kala- 
mazoo, Mich., March 20, 1830, at the age of 76 years and 2 months, with the 
John Brown who was born in Beverly, Mass., January 17, 1754. Many mem- 
bers in distant places as well as here in the New England field, if properly ap- 
proached, would, I am confident, gladly attend to or provide for the copying 
of the older cemetery inscriptions in the vicinity of their homes, and thus increase 
our collection many fold. This work, however, should be done with discrimina- 
tion, and always with the advice of the Committee and in the form prescribed 
by the Society, thus preventing the chance of copying what is already in print 
or in the Library's possession or of copying in such a way as to render the col- 
lection little more than a waste of scribbled or typewritten paper. Unless an 
epitaph collection is arranged alphabetically, or furnished with an accurate 
index if arranged according to the juxtaposition of the stones, the result is an 
absolute failure and a source of endless annoyance to the researcher. Similar 
opportunities are open to the Committee on Collection of Records by cooperation 
with our newly elected and truly enthusiastic members. 

"We may indeed congratulate ourselves on the rare ability and judgment of 
our Committee on English Research, the value of whose work is recognized by 
and is vitally important to many hundred students of history, besides those 
whose interests are confined to the field of genealogical investigation. Will not 
the important state papers which are reported a^ soon to be presented to our 
Government by the Kingdoms of Great Britain and Holland — papers dealing 
with our Pilgrim forbears — contain definite genealogical allusions or clues for 
further foreign research? This seems highly probable. 

"As a society we have a vital part to play in the way of Americanization, a 
part which is unique to a society of this kind. Tremendous changes have taken 
place in the character of our population during the past twenty-five years, and 
there is a certainty that, as time goes on, even more pronounced changes will 
be inevitable. By another generation or two it will be a matter of difficulty 
to find a person whose every line of ancestry had its beginning in this country 
prior to the recognized founding of the United States of America, July 4, 1776; 
and will not the descendants of those of even mixed ancestral affiliations take 
an especial pride in the record of those lines which, through intermarriage of 
the purely Colonial stock with the more recent comers to our shores, will enable 
them to claim descent from the actual founders of our Nation? 



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"We are not restricted to honor those famihes alone which are of purely Pil- 
grim and Puritan origin or those whose members have been conspicuous factors 
m the making of our history, but we include in our aims the preservation of the 
records of all families whose progenitors, actuated by the same ideals of freedom 
and democracy, subsequently came to this country. 

"It is more than lamentable, in these days of political unrest and inevitable 
readjustment, that here in the very heart of New England there is an irrespon- 
sible element (by no means representative of the real American sentiment) 
which seemingly would subvert the high ideals of our noble fathers, abrogate 
the importance of the Pilgrim influence on New England, and foster a spirit 
of friction with and hatred against the land of our ancestral nativity. It is our 
duty as a patriotic body to stand porter at the door of the cherished Anglo- 
Saxon alliance and ever to hold high the glorious standard of those whose feet 
had trodden the ways and byways of Old England, of whom it has been said 
that God sifted a nation to find suitable men with which to found the Colonies." 

On motion of Desmond FitzGerald a rising vote of thanks was extended to the 
speakers, and at 4.45 P. M. the Chair declared the meeting dissolved and in- 
vited those present to enjoy the hospitality of the Society in the adjoining tea 
room. 

S November. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 P. M., Vice President Chase presiding. 

The minutes of the October meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Librarian and Council were accepted, the Council reporting that since the 
October meeting members of the Society had been elected as follows: 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Members 

Mozart Gallup of Sandusky, Ohio 

Edward Baker Leigh of Chicago, 111. 

Charles Sidney Weston of Scranton, Pa. 

Charles E. Lotte of Paterson, N. J. » 

Mrs. William Dixon Spalding of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

John E. Aldred of New York City 

Edith Lombard of Boston, Mass. 

Edward Gagel of West Haven, Conn. 

Julius H. Barnes \ c -ki v i r^* 
Percys. Alden } of New York City 

Charles Briggs Cole of Chester, 111. 

Resident Members 

Albert Rowland Shepardson of Reading, Mass. 
Francis T. Underbill of Santa Barbara, Cal. 
Mrs. Charles H. Blaine of Boston, Mass. 

The Council also reported that there were fifteen candidates for Pilgrim Ter- 
centenary Membership and ten candidates for Resident Membership, action 
by the Council on whose names would be in order after they had been posted 
for thirty days, in accordance with the By-Laws. 

The Council also reported to the Society the receipt of two generous dona- 
tions in memory of deceased members, namely, a gift of $2000 from Mrs. Samuel 
Carr of Boston, part of which has been expended for a mahogany table for the 
reading room of the Library, in memory of Mrs. Ca.rr's father. Rev. Increase 
Niles Tarbox, D. D., Historiographer of this Society, 1881-1888, and a gift 
of $5000 from Miss Louisa Williams Case of Weston, Mass., for the establishment 
of a fund in memory of her sister, Mrs. James Goldthwaite Freeman of Weston. 

On motion of the Treasurer, George Lambert Gould, it was 

Voted. That the thanke of the Society be extended to Mrs. Samuel Carr of Boston, for her 
cenerous gift of $2000 in memory of her father, the late Rev. Increase Niles Tarbox, D.D., His- 
toriographer of this Society. 1881-1888. 

Voted, That the thanks of the Society be extended to Miss Louisa W. Case of Weston, Mass., 
for her generous gift of $5000 to establish a fund in memory of her sister, the late Mrs. James 
Goldthwaite Freeman, which will be designated as the Caroline Sumner Freeman Fund. 

The Recording Secretary then, in conformity with the instructions of the 
Council, laid before the Society printer's proof of a new edition of the By-Laws 
of the Society, as revised to date by a special committee appointed for that 



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Eurpose by the Council. He explained that no edition of the By-Laws had 
een prinied for seventeen years, and that in the meantime many amendments 
to the By-Laws had been made by the Society, and that there was urgent need 
of a new and revised edition. Accordingly on motion it was 

Voted, That the copy of the By-Laws of the Society Bubmitted to the Society by the Council 
this day be adopted as the official text of the By-Laws and be ordered printed. 

On motion it was 

Voted, That the Society proceed to the election of the Nominating Committee, agreeable to 
the provisions of the By-Laws. 

That three tellers be appointed by the Chair, and that said tellers shall distribute, receive, 
sort, and count the ballots and make a report to this meeting. 

That the polls be now opened, and stand open until every member present has had oppor- 
tunity to vote. 

The Chair appointed as tellers Messrs. James WilKam Sullivan, Walter Kendall 
Watkins, and Lester Manning Bacon, and the election by ballot of the Nominat- 
ing Committee took place. 

After the polls had been closed, Vice President Chase presented, as the speaker 
of the afternoon, Rev. Willard Learoyd Sperry, M.A,, Pastor of the Central 
Congregational Church, Boston, who delivered an interesting and instructive 
address entitled The Pilgrims and the Indians; a Study in Early American "In- 
ternational Relations." 

On motion a vote of thanks was extended to the speaker, and the tellers then 
made their report, which showed that Mrs. Kate Lucy Allen of Cambridge, 
William Churchill Briggs of Somerville, Mrs. Winifred Batchelder Kincaid of 
Sherborn, George Ritchie Marvin of Brookline, and George Sawin Stewart of 
Watertown had been elected members of the Nominating Committee. 

At 4 P. M. the meeting was dissolved. 

1 December. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 P. M., Vice President Chase presiding. 

The minutes of the November meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, 
the Council reporting that since the November meeting members of the Society 
had been elected as follows: 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Members 

John P. H. Cunningham of New Castle, Pa. 
Wilham Widdicomb of Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Charles S. Hoar of Windsor Locks, Conn. 
Mrs. Stella H. Welles of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 
Edward Wilmot Barber of Lake Wales, Fla. 
Bertram H. Borden of New York City 
Nathan W. Littlefield of Providence, R. I. 
Henry Seligman of New York City 
Edward S. Goodwin of Hartford, Conn. 
Walter S. Blaisdell of Punxsutawney, Pa. 
Mrs. Joseph H. Choate of New York City 
Mrs. W. N. Best of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Charles A. Brackett of Newport, R. I. 
Mrs. Stephen V. Harkness of New York City 

Resident Members 

H. Herbert Howard of Brockton, Mass. 
Frederic V. Clark of New York City 
Clarence Edward Hill of Winchester, Mass. 
Mrs. Henry Sanford Mann of Boston, Mass. 
Thomas J. O'Brien of Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Katharine Holton Cram of Colrain, Mass. 
George Smith Woodward of Belmont, Mass. 
Mrs. Cyrus Sargeant of Cambridge, Mass. 
Mrs. M. D. Leonard of Chestnut Hill, Mass. 
Stanton Whitney of New York City 

The Council also reported that since the November meeting Mrs'. Robert 
Shaw Russell, a Life Member of the Society, had become a Pilgrim Tercentenary 
Member, and that there were nineteen candidates for Pilgrim Tercentenary 









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Membership, one candidate for Life Membership, and three candidates for 
Resident Membership, action by the Council on whose names would be in order 
after they had been posted for thirty days, in accordance with the By-Laws. 

The Recording Secretary announced that Lew Cass Hill, finding himself 
unable to attend the meetings of the Council, had tendered his resignation as a 
member of the Council, and that the Nominating Committee had presented a 
candidate for the unexpired portion of Mr. Hill's term. 

The report of the Nominating Committee was read, and on motion it was 

Voted, That the report of the Nominating Committee be accepted, and that the Committee 
be authorized to fill any vacancies that may occur in the list of candidates and to submit a sup- 
plementary report, if necessary, to the January meeting of the Society. 

The Chair appointed Messrs. WilUam Streeter Richardson and Harold Clarke 
Durrell as auditors to audit the accounts of the Treasurer for the current year. 

George Forbes of Baltimore, Md., who had been announced to speak at this 
meeting on Annapolis in Colonial and Revolutionary Days, being detained by 
illness, the Chair presented, as the speaker of the afternoon, in place of Mr. 
Forbes, Harry C. Whorf of the "Beach Combers," Provincetown, Mass., who 
gave a most interesting talk on Ca-pe Cod, the Land of Color, and exhibited about 
one hundred beautifully colored lantern slides showing Provincetown and its 
neighborhood as they appear to the artists who make their headquarters at 
Provincetown during the summer months. After the Society had voted to 
extend its thanks to the speaker for his interesting address, Desmond FitzGerald 
of Brookline, Mass., spoke briefly on the influence of out-of-door scenes on artists 
in the course of the last few decades. 

At 4.10 P. M. the meeting was dissolved, and the members of the Society 
and their guests enjoyed a social hour in the tea room. 



NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain geneal- 
ogists and publishers have used the name of the Society in con- 
nection with their own enterprises, the Society again desires to 
state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this country 
or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any publications 
other than those that it issues over its own name at 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Barrell-Mattison-Wilcox. — A "Family Reccord" in my possession reads as 
follows : 

Colbun Barrell Born October the fourth in the year of our lord one thousand 

• seven hundred and sixty four 

Esther Barrel! his wife Born September the twelfth in the year of our Lord 

one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven 

Married in Canan, Columbia County Novembr 2nd 1786 
let Son Born Canaan lO^-b October 1787 Died the 12 of the same month 
2nd son Born Canaan Qtb January 1789 still Born 
Moved from Caanan to Hartford Washington County state of N York 

February 5th 1790 
Colbun Barrell Junior Born October the third in the year of our Lord one 

thousand seven hundred and Ninety In Hartford 
3 son 3 of April 1793 Died the sam'> month 
Noah Barrell Born May the fifth in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 

hundred and Ninety four in Hartford 
Desire Barrell Born March the Eleventh in the year of our Lord one thousand 

seven hundred and Ninety six In Hartford 
Lydia Barrell Born March the sixth in the year of our Lord one thousand 

seven hundred and Ninety Eight Hartford 



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3 Daughter Born 17 July 1800 Died the same Day 

Elisha Barrell Born July the fifteenth one thousand eight hundred and one 

in Hartford 
David Barrell Born December the twenty second in the year of our Lord one 

thousand eight hundred and three in Hartford 
Hervey Barrell Born 25th of January 1806 in Hartford 
John Barrell Born 28th January 1808 in Hartford 
Henry Mattison Born February 20th 1765 
Susannah Carlisle was Born February 28th 1767 

Married February 5th 1786 
1st Son Henry Born October 6th 1737 Died aged 2 years 12 Days 
2nd Son Ira Born September 18th 1789 Died aged 2 years fifteen days 
First Daughter Born March 28th 1791 Susannah 
2nd Daughter Lois Born August 25th 1793 
3rd Daughter Ama Born August 26th 1796 
4th Daughter Jane Born January 2l8t 1799 
3rd Son Almond Zina Born August 17th igQS 
5th Daughter Born September 6th igQS 

Elisha Barrell the first Died 1849 

Colbun Barrell Junr Was Born October the third In the year 1790 

Lois Mattison Was Born August 25 on Sunday in the year 1793. 

Married in Hebron February the fourth in the year of our Lord one thousand 

eight hundred and Twelve 
l8t Son Almond Colbun Born Born on Thursday July fifteenth, one Thousand 

eight hundred and thirteen In Gouverneur N. Y. 
l8t Daughter Desire Barrell Born on Tuesday September the tenth one 

thousand eight Hundred and sixteen In Gouverneur N. Y 
2nd Daughter Susan Barrell was Born on Friday July the Tenth one thousand 

eight hundred and Eighteen In Gouverneur 
3'"d Daughter Lydia Barrell was born on Wednesday October the fourth one 

thousand eight Hundred &. twenty In Gouverneur 
2nd Son Elisha Barrell Born on Sabbath day August the Eleventh one 

thousand eight Hundred & twenty two In Gouverneur 
Son Elisha Barrell Died on Tuesday August the fifth one thousand & twenty 

three [sic] In Gouverneur 
4th Daughter Elizabeth Ann Barrell Born on Thursday March 31"t one 

thousand eight hundred and twenty five Gouver 
2nd [2 altered in pencil to 3] Son John Judson Barrell Born on Tuesday Febru- 
ary 18th 1834 in Gouverneur 

John F Wilcox and Susan C Barrell were united in Marriage Feburary 28. 

1846* 
Susan C Barrell Born July 10 1818 
John F Wilcox Born June 4th 1819 
Moses" C Wilcox Born May 20th 1847 
Martha N Wilcox Born May 5 1849 
Clara A Wilcox Born August 11th 1857 

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Latimer. — Peter Latimer, son of Picket and Eunice Latimer, was baptized in 
the First Church of New London, Conn., 20 Nov. 1800. Detached leaves from 
Peter Latimer's Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Fannie Latimer (Baker) 
Bonner of Boston, Mass., contain the following records: 

Peter Latimer born March 30th isoO 

Fanny Wheeler born Novr 2 let 1805 

Peter Latimer Married to Fanny Wheeler June l^t 1826 [at Homer, N. Y.] 

[Their children] 
Peter Erskin Latimer born May 27 AD 1827 
Frances Cordelia Latimer born Dec 16. AD 1828 
Fidelia Louisa Latimer born Nov 19 AD 1833. 

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Withington-Liscome-Crane. — A Bible printed by Thomas Baskett, printer 
to the University of Oxford, in 1753, and now in the possession of Mrs. Malley 
(Crane) Flanders of Maiden, Mass., belonged at one time to John Withington, 
Jr., of that part of Stoughton, Mass., which is now Canton, as is apparent from the 
legend, "John Withington his Book 1783," inscribed in the book. From him it 
seems to have passed to his daughter, Desire (Withington) Crane, who pre- 
sumably gave it to her son, Dr. Phineas Miller Crane. Dr. Crane died in 1882, 
and the present possessor of the Bible is his granddaughter. 

The records in this Bible relate to the Withington and Liscome families, and on 
a separate sheet of paper, which is pinned to a leaf of the Bible, is a record of the 
children of Elijah and Desire (Withington) Crane. It is claimed that this Crane 
record was written by Susan Hooker (Dwight) Crane, wife of Dr. Phineas Miller 
Crane. Several of the items in the Bible records are not entered in the Stoughton 
town records. The Bible records are as follows: 

Memorandum 
The Birth of John With ngton Junf born March 7^ 1717 
Desire Liscom born September 15*^ 1734 

John Withington Ju"" and Desire Liscom married 19*^ of December 1751, 
Elizabeth Withington Daughter to John and Martha Withington born 

February 15 1748 
July 29 1757 John Withington Son to John and Desire Withington as above 

said was born 29^^^ of July 1757. 
Desire Withington was born December 16^^ 1760 Daughter to John and 

Desire Withington 
Sarah Withington Daughter to John and Desire Withington was born June 

28th 1765 
Phillip Withington son to John and Desire Withington was born July 6. 

1767 
Elizabeth Withington was married August 7*^ 1767* 
Mother Withington t Departed this Life March ye 5^^ 1771 in ye 83 year of 

Age. 
Martha Withington Daughter to John and Desire Withington was born 

August 10 day 1770 
Father Liscome X died October 25 dy 1772. 

Father Withington § died December 28 dy 1772 in the 89 year of His Age. 
Brother Philip Liscome died February 4 dy 1774. 
Phillip Withington departed this Life Janv ye 6 day 1788 in ye 21 year of 

his Age 
Desire Withington Wife to John Withington Departed this Life Oct[tom] 

the 19th 1776 in ye 43 year of hir age 
Mother Liscome departed this Life 21 dy May [illegible] year of hir age 

[Children of Elijah and Desire (Withington) Crane] 
Elijah Crane born Sep^ 13th 1736 
Philip Crane born Ocf 26 1788 

John Thomas Crane born March 2lBt 1791 [1812 in pencil] 
Harriet Crane Daughter born March 26 1793, 
Mary Crane born January 20th 1799 [1817 in -pencil] 
Phineas Miller Crane born Novber 28 1804. || 
Maiden, Mass. George Walter Chamberlain. 



Palmer. — It is known that William Palmer, who was of Watertown, Mass., in 
1636-37, of Newbury, Mass., in 1637, and of Hampton, N. H., in 1638, conveyed, 
10 Mar. 1645/6, all his property m Hampton and Newbury to John Sherman of 
Watertown and his wife Martha, who was Palmer's daughter, in place of an 
estate in Great Ormesby, Eng., which was Martha's by inheritance. (Cf. Pope, 
Pioneers of Massachusetts, page 342.) At my request Mr. J. Gardner Bartlett, 

•She was married to Samuel Capen, Jr. 

tHer Christian name was Elizabeth. 

JHis Christian name was Philip. 

{His Christian name was John. 

I Phineas Miller Crane received the degree of A.B. from Harvard in 1824, took the degree of 
A.M. in course, and received the degree of M.D. from Harvard in 1828. His intention of marriage 
with Misa Susan Hooker Dwight of Dedham. Mass., was recorded at Canton, Mass., 28 Sept. 1833. 



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the well-known authority on the English ancestry of early American settlers, 
has examined the records in the Archdeaconry Court of Norwich, co. Norfolk, 
Eng., and has found, under date of 28 July 1636, that one William Palmer of 
Ormesby St. Margaret's was presented for not attending church and was cited 
to appear on 28 Sept. following. On his failure to appear he Was excommuni- 
cated. He is not found later in the records there, and there seems to be no 
doubt that he' is identical with the William Palmer who was at Watertown a few 
months later and who in his deed of 1645/6 mentions the estate at Great Ormesby 
which was the inheritance of his daughter. 

Boston, Mass. William Lincoln Paxmer. 



Bunker. — On the flyleaf of an old Bible, printed in Boston, Mass., in 1813 and 
now owned in Dover, N. H., is written the name "Aaron Bunker." On the 
reverse of the title-page is written "Charles Bunker Durham N. H." On the 
reverse of the title-page of the New Testament is the following record: 
Catharine Bunker Was borne September 14*-^ 1806 Sunday 
Eliz anne Bunker was borne September 10^^ 1808 Satterday 
Mary Jane Bunker was Borne Juley 5*^^ 1810 thursday 
Bengamin T Bunker was borne borne November 28th 1812 Satterday 
Huldah bunker was borne February 17th 1815 Friday 
Mehitable and salley Bunker was borne December 3th 1817 whansday 
Charles Bunker was born June 20th 1824 Sunday 

This record refers to the children of Aaron and Sally P. (Fernald) Bunker of 
Durham, N. H., and the marriages of these children, but not their birth dates, 
are given in Stackpole and Meserve's "History of the Town of Durham," vol. 
2, page 37. It will be noticed that the last child (Mary) given in the "History" 
does not appear in the Bible record. 

Dover, N, H. .. Samuel Burnham Shackford. 



Historical Intelligence 

Heraldry. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society strongly recommends that all coats of arms which can be 

proved to be authentic be offered for record 
with this Society. The arrangements for the 
making and preservation of such records are 
complete, and the volume of recorded arms has 
been begun by the entry therein of a number of 
well-authenticated coats. Printed forms and 
directions for the making of applications may 
be obtained from the Committee, and all coin- 
munications on this subject should be addressed 
to the Committee on Heraldry, New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Without taking any position with reference to 
the propriety of assuming arms, the Committee 
will be glad to examine arms or heraldic devices 
which any person or organization desires to as- 
sume, and give advice as to whether the same are heraldically correct or whether 
they riolate a right of exclusive use heretofore acquired by others. 




.Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised 
to furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 






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Alton. — William,, who married at Marblehead, Mass., 6 Dec. 1719, Mercy 
Eliot, and died at Charlton, Mass., about 1778, by Carroll Gates Alton, 268 
Winthrop Avenue, New Haven, Conn. 

Burdick. — Robert, born probably in England, died at Westerly, R. I., in 1692, 
by George K. Collins, 225 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Carrington. — John, probably born in England about 1610, died at Hartford, 
Conn., in 1651, by Frank Grant Lewis and Lena (Garrett) Lewis, Crozer Theo- 
logical Seminary, Chester, Pa. 

Roundy. — Philip, born in England, died at Salem, Mass., in 1678, by George K. 
Collins, 225 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, N. Y. 



RECENT BOOKS 



[The Editor particularly requests persons sending books for listing in the Reoisteh to state, 
for the information of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage 
when sent by mail, and from whom it may be ordered. For the January issue, books should be 
received by Nov. 1; for April, by Feb. 1; for July, by May 1; and for October, by July 1.] 

GENEALOGICAL 

Baker genealogy. Genealogy and history of the Baker, Andrus, Clark, and 
Adams families, with descriptive travels of the author. By Albert Clark Baker. 
Decorah, Iowa, 1920. 126+202 p. il. pi. por. 8° 

Benson genealogy. A pioneer family [Benson family, descendants of Johnl. 
By Rev. Ernest L. Benson. Burlington, Wis., 1919. 8 p. 16° 

Billington genealogy. Billington [family of Virginial. By Arthur B. Clarke. 
Richmond, Va., revised 1920. Chart, blueprint. Address Arthur B. Clarke, 
President, Virginia Society Sons of American Revolution, Richmond, Va. 

Brown genealogy. [Brown family, descendants of George of Chester Co., 
Pa.] By W. C. Brown, Col. U. S. A., retired. Washington, D. C, 1920. Chart, 
blueprint. 

Ellis genealogy. Genealogy of the Ellis family from 1632 to 1920 and of the 
Coburn family from 1618 to 1911. By Herbert W. Ellis and Albert S. Elhs. 
n. p. 1920. n. p. geneal. tab. 8° 

The chart shows the direct lines of paternal ancestry of Stephen T. Ellis and Elizabeth N. B. 
Coburn, who were among the pioneers of Vineland, N. J. 

Frye genealogy. Frye genealogy. Adrian of Kittery, Me., John of Andover, 
Mass., Joshua of Virginia, Thomas of Rhode Island. By Ellen Frye Barker. 
New York, Tobias A. Wright, 1920. 194 p. pi. por. 8'' Price $15. Address E. 
Frye Barker, 15 West 107th St., New York City, N. Y. 

Gilbert genealogy. A record of the Benjamin Gilbert branch of the Gilbert 
family in America (1620-1920). Also the genealogy of the Falconer family, of 
Nairnshire, Scotland (1720-1920), to which belonged Benjamin Gilbert's wife, 
Mary Falconer. By Eliza Howe Gilbert, n. p. [Johnson City Publishing Co., 
1920.] 64 + [1] p. geneal. tab. por. 8° 

Wildes genealogy. The Wildes family of Burlington County, N. J. By Charles 
Shepard. Burlington, N. J., 1920. Chart. 

Corrections to this chart and additional information about this or any other Wildes family 
will be greatly appreciated by the author. Wanted, especially, the ancestry of Abraham Wild, 
Margaret Welch, and Ann Tilton. Address the author, Charles Shepard, P. O. Box 261, Burling- 
ton, N. J. 

Wyatt genealogy. The W^att family of Baltimore. By J[ames] B[osley] N[oel] 
W[yatt]. n. p. 1920. 19 p. 12° 



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BIOGRAPHICAL 

Manley, Henry, memoir. Henry Manley, a memorial, n. p. 1920 p. 223-230, 
il. 8" Reprinted from the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, 
vol. 7, no. 7, September, 1920. 

Pepperrell, Sir William, memorial. Memorial in support of the nomination 
of the name of Sir WiUiam Pepperrell, to be inscribed in the Hall of Fame for 
great Americans. John P. Brooks, President of the Pepperrell Association. 
Everett P. Wheeler, Frederic H. Wilkins, George B. Leighton, Committee, n. p. 
1920. 27 p. por. 8° Reprint of issue of July, 1915, with additions. 

HISTORICAL 

(a) General 

Illinois, history. The centennial history of Illinois. Vol. 1. The Illinois 
country, 1673-1818. Bv Charles Walworth Alvord. Springfield, published by 
the Ilhnois Centennial Commission, 1920. [14] +524 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° 

Illinois, history. The centennial history of Illinois. Vol. 4. The industrial 
state, 1870-1893. By Ernest Ludlow Bogart and Charles Manfred Thompson. 
Springfield, published by the Illinois Centennial Commission, 1920. [14] +553 
p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° 

Michigan military records. Michigan mihtary records. The D. A. R. of 
Michigan Historical Collections: records of the Revolutionary soldiers buried in 
Michigan; the pensioners of territorial Michigan; and the soldiers of Michigan 
awarded the "Medal of Honor." By Sue Imogene SiUiman. Bulletin no. 12. 
Lansing, Michigan Historical Commission, 1920. 244 p. fcsm. por. b° 

(b) Local 

Bolton, Conn., historical sketch. A historical sketch of Bolton, Conn., for 
the Bolton bicentennial celebration, Sept, 4, 1920. By Samuel Morgan Alvord. 
[Manchester, Conn., The Herald Printing Co., 1920.] 29 p. pi. 8" 

Brookline, Mass., Walnut Street Cemetery. Burials and inscriptions in the 
Walnut Stieet Cemetery of Brookline, Mass., with historical sketches of some of 
the persons buried there. By Harriet Alma Cummings. Brookhne, The River- 
dale Press, 1920. 135 p. map pi. 8° 

Pilgrims, history. Old Pilgrim days. By Lillian Hoag Monk, B.L. Los An- 
geles, H. A. Miller Co., 1920. 188 p. pi. por. 12° Price $1.75. Address Mrs. 
Lillian H. Monk, 1607 South Flower St., Los Angele , Cal. 

Thia volume treats chiefly of Elder William Brewster and his time. 

Plymouth forefathers. Our Plymouth forefathers the real founders of our 
republic. By Charles Stedman Hanks, Boston, Mass., published by the Authors' 
Publishing Association (inc.), Boston, Mass. 339 p. il. map pi. 8° 

SOCIETIES AND MAGAZINES 

Brookline Historical Society. Proceedings of the Brookline Historical Society 
at the annual meeting, January 28, 1920. Brookline, Mass., published by the 
Society," 1920. 19 p. 4° 

Maiden Historical Society. The register of the Maiden Historical Society, 
Maiden, Mass., no. 6, 1919-1920. Edited by the Committee on Publication. 
Lynn, Mass., Frank S. Whitten, printer, 1920. 84 p. pi. por. 8° 

Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Samuel Ashley Chapter, 
Daughters of the American Revolution, Claremont, N. H., list of officers and 
members. 1920-1921. Organized February 15, 1897. 12 p. 12° 



ERRATA 



Vol. 74, p. 264, line 8, for Jonathan Perkins of Lebanon & Olive Gubtail of Ber- 
wick read Jonathan Rankins of Lebanon & Olive Gubtail of Berwick. 
Vol. 74, p. 281, line 34, and p. 283, line 6, for Robert read Roger. 



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RICHARD HENRY WINSLOW DWIGHT 
By Charles Sedgwick Rackemann, M. A., of Milton, Mass. 

Richard Henry Winslow D wight, of Cambridge, Mass., 
elected a resident member of the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society in 1906 and made a life member 27 January 1919, died sud- 
denly at Fitchburg, Mass., while making an official visit of inspec- 
tion in that city, 11 March 1920. He was born at Albany, N. Y., 
18 January 1859, the third child of Henry WiUiams and Mary Jane 
(Winslow) Dwight. 

He was descended from John^ Dwight, yeoman, of Watertown, 
Mass., in 1635, and then of Dedham, Mass., who died 24 January 
1660/1, through Timothy,^ 1629-1717/18, Henry,^ 1676-1732, Gen. 
Joseph," 1703-1765, Henry Williams,^ 1757-1804, Rev. Edwin 
WeUes,* 1789-1841, and Henry Williams,^ his father, who was born 
at Richmond, Berkshire Co., Mass., 15 March 1825 and died in 
1899. On his mother's side he was descended from Kenelm^ Winslow, 
of Marshfield, who was born in England in 1599 and died at Salem, 
Mass., in 1672, brother of Gov. Edward Winslow of the Plymouth 
Colony, through Job,^ Joseph, ^ Job,"* Job,^ Richard,^ and Mary Jane,' 
his mother, who was born at Albany, N. Y., 16 April 1827. 

The family of Dwight has left a marked impress in this country, 
especially in the Eastern States, and among the latter more particu- 
larly in Massachusetts, both in the eastern and western sections. 

About fifty years ago Benjamin W. Dwight prepared and pub- 
lished the story of the Dwight family in America, which he brought 
out under the title ''The History of the Descendants of John Dwight, 
of Dedham, Mass."* In his introductory remarks he characterizes 
some of the marked traits of the family as follows: — 

"If asked to state what one practical quality, beyond any other, has 
characterized the family, within the author's range of observation, he would 
at once reply, military talent, or that natural executive energy and admin- 
trativeness, which may be readily and effectively applied to the demands, 
of the battlefield, the urgencies of general business, the exploration of studi- 
ous research, or the comprehensive duties of statesmanship, or of official 

•pVivately printed, New York, 1874. 
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84 Richard Henry Winslow Dwight [April 

service to one's country, and which, in whatever field of employment exerted, 
is in itself one and the same essential manifestation of manly vigor of thought 
and feeling. 

"The next most noticeable practical trait of those of the family known 
to the writer, has been that of their own separate individuahty of conscience 
and of conviction, of character and of conduct. The personal element has 
been generally a marked factor in the composition of their ideas, and in the 
expression of them in their words and deeds. . . . 

"Their personal integrity has been, on a wide scale, within the bounds 
of the author's knowledge, their special ornament and honor." 

Paying a necessary compliment to the families which have been 
connected by marriage, Benjamin Dwight added: 

"All hail likewise to the superior families, by intermarriage with whom 
the mental and moral vigor of the family stock, as represented by the family 
name itself, has been ever newly reinforced, from generation to generation." 

The subject of this notice was always known as Henry Dwight, 
and by that name or by his surname only we shall refer to him in 
this paper. His first American ancestor, John, was a man of note, 
and indeed all his ancestors in the direct line in this country proved 
themselves worthy descendants of John. Probably next in import- 
ance to John himself was: 

His grandson, Henry, who settled in Hatfield, Mass., and who is 
always spoken of in historical works as Henry of Hatfield, in order 
to distinguish him from others bearing the same Christian name. 

The fourth in the line was Joseph, who became a brigadier general 
in the Colonial Army, and distinguished himself and received high 
honors at the Siege of Louisburg, Nova Scotia. He was born at 
Brookfield, in Worcester County, but moved westward and spent 
most of his life in Stockbridge and Great Barrington. Joseph, be- 
sides being distinguished as a soldier, held several judicial offices, 
and was in every sense a very prominent citizen of Berkshire. It 
is of particular importance to us to mention him here because he 
married Abigail Sergeant, whose maiden name was Williams, and 
who was full sister of Col. Ephraim Williams, the founder of Wilhams 
College. Ephraim WiUiams never married, and therefore left no 
direct descendants, but the number of descendants of his sister 
Abigail in this part of the world is very great, and they take a just 
pride in their connection with such a distinguished man as the 
Colonel. 

Sixth in descent from John was Edwin Welles Dwight, who was a 
prominent Congregational clergyman and one of the pioneers in 
the field of foreign missionary work, and who in consequence became 
a very distinguished member of the family. He married Mary 
Sherrill, and in his later years had his home in Richmond, Mass. 

Of Henry Dwight's father it is sufficient to say that he was a suc- 
cessful and well-beloved member of the family. He began life as 
a teacher, subsequently became a merchant, was at one time a farmer, 
and finally turned his attention and gave all his time and energies 
to the express business, wliich became during his life one of the great 
and important fields of enterprise and occupation in this country. 
He was a patriotic man, too, and in the Civil War was a brigade 



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quartermaster, with headquarters at Auburn, N. Y., where he then 
had his residence. Later in hfe he Hved in Springfield and Pitts- 
field, Mass., and finally in Newton (at Auburndale), his business 
being then confined to Boston. 

Of the Winslow family, to which Henry Dwight's mother belonged, 
Rev. Francis B. Wheeler, in a biographical memoir* of John Flack^ 
Winslow of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., brother of Mary Jane (Winslow) 
Dwight, wrote: 

"Indeed, of families bearing the Pilgrim name, and distinguished in the 
Colonial History of New England, there are none more indentified with 
the Puritan beUef and with Pilgrim History than that of the honored name 
of Winslow. Whether in civil or religious affairs, the name is prominent, as 
belonging to those who have wrought well in their generation for God and 
their fellow-men. 

"The early Winslows were men and women of heroic souls, of high aspira- 
tions, and noble accompUshments, so that their descendants may well be 
grateful for such an ancestry." 

And of Capt. Richard Winslow and his wife, the parents of John 
Flack Winslow, it is remarked : 

"His [John's] father was an officer of the Commissary Department of the 
United States army in 1813-1815, and was at the battle of Plattsburg. He 
was engaged in the manufacture of iron and flour, and was for many years 
owner and master of vessels on the Hudson river, and resided in Albany, 
N. Y., where he was one of the original founders, members and officers of 
the Fourth Presbyterian Church, a man of sturdy and resolute character. 
His mother, Mary Corning, was a woman of devoted piety, and marked 
sweetness and decision." 

Henry Dwight was educated partly at Albany Academy, and partly 
in the Pittsfield (Mass.) High School, his father having removed 
from Albany to Pittsfield on account of business affiliations. 

His first business experience was in connection with mill supplies, 
and very soon be became secretary and treasurer and manager of 
the Western Massachusetts Telephone Company, which operated 
largely in Berkshire County. When that company was absorbed 
by the New England Telephone Company, he turned his attention 
to the business so long followed by his father, namely, the express 
business, and from the year 1884 until his death he was continuously 
occupied with that. He soon became affiliated with the American 
Express Company, which was one of the three or four great com- 
panies of the country, and served it in Pittsfield. Later he was trans- 
ferred to Albany and Buffalo, N. Y., and in 1887 was again removed, 
to Boston. He has been also general agent of Wells, Fargo & Com- 
pany, president of the New England Despatch Company, and vice 
president of the Expressmen's Mutual Benefit Association. He was 
also interested in the Expressmen's League, and his latest and one 
of his most important business affiliations was settled when he was 
made a trustee of the Home Savings Bank of Boston. 

Aside from his business, he was most interested in historical and 
hterary matters, and his connection with the New England Historic 

•Published at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., ia 1893. John Flack Wioslow was very much of a patriot 
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Genealogical Society was a matter of great satisfaction to him, 
because it gave play for the exercise of his interest in genealogical 
questions and historical subjects of all kinds. He was a member 
of the Society's Committee on Ways and Means from the spring 
of 1913 until his death, was chairman of the Committee on Increase 
of Membership in 1916, 1917, and 1918, carrying on during these 
years a vigorous canvass for new members of the Society, and was 
a member of the Council for the three years 1916-1918. He had 
been for many years one of the prominent collectors in this country 
of authentic manuscripts and docmnents of historical interest. His 
papers have been systematically arranged and catalogued, so that 
everything can be found at a moment's notice. His iSrst work in 
this Hne was the creation of what he has since called the "Dwight 
Collection." As long ago as May 1905 he had an exhibition at the 
Boston Art Club of some of his best papers, and showed some two 
hundred items. Of this collection the Boston Evening Transcript 
remarked : 

"The Dwight Collection as shown at the Art Club is notable particularly 
for the large number of documents relating to the early history of Berkshire 
County and western Massachusetts, and for the Indian documents which 
related to the Stockbridge Indians. There are interesting documents signed 
relating to Colonial or Revolutionary matters, and bearing the names of 
Thomas Gage, the last Colonial Governor of Massachusetts, John Hancock, 
the first Governor under the new regime, after the interregnum of the Council, 
Governor Shirley, and Governor Bernard of the Colonial time, Samuel 
Adams, James Bowdoin, Governor Gore, James Madison, Perez HamHn, 
the hero of Bellamy's 'Duke of Stockbridge,' General Joseph Dwight, Elijah 
WiUiams, Sir William Pepperell, Rev. Edwin Welles Dwight, Governor Levi 
Lincoln, Nathaniel Willis, and his son, Nathaniel Parker Willis, William 
H. Seward, President Arthur, Caleb Strong, and others." 

By 1910 he had completed a long historical review of the life of 
his grandfather, Edwin Welles Dwight, of which The Springfield 
Daily Republican of 23 January 1910 said: 

"The work of his grandson, Richard Henry Winslow Dwight, in bringing 
the beneficent life of this missionary of the renowned Williams Haystack 
group to the knowledge of an age that greatly needs to remember the fathers, 
is a thing to be grateful for, and Mr. Dwight has done his work with heart 
and skill." 

The grandfather had been at Wilhams College, but did not gradu- 
ate there. Later he studied at Yale College, together with his kins- 
man, Timothy Dwight, who was also descended in the direct line 
from John of Dedham; and of these two, Edwin and Timothy, it 
was said: 

"Both were of the sixth generation from John Dwight, the immigrant, 
and their great-grandfathers, Justice Nathaniel A. Dwight of Northampton 
and Captain Henry Dwight of Hatfield, were brothers." 

It may be noted here that among the colleges of our country Yale 
has always been the favorite with the Dwight family, at least as 
shown by the numbers who have attended it. Two members of the 
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One of Henry Dwight's intimate friends in Pittsfield,* in letter a 
to The Springfield Daily Republican after his death, said, among 
other things: 

"Much of Mr. Dwight's boyhood was spent in Pittsfield, where he formed 
strong friendships to which he has ever since clung tenaciously. From early 
manhood he had been engaged in the express business, as his father had been 
before him. Like a few other rare men who are much occupied with their 
daily affairs he found time to give to avocations which became a large part 
of his life. He readily formed business and social connections in Boston, 
where his work has lain for many years past. It was most fit that one whose 
home of late has been in Cambridge, in a street with so classical a name as 
Appian Way, should be a lover and collector of books and manuscripts. Mr. 
Dwight's tastes and inclinations led him into the fields of genealogy and 
local history, largely biographical history, in which he became an authority. 
His collection of books and pamphlets bearing on these subjects grew to 
be large and of great value. He knew intimately the contents of what he 
had collected." 

In 1911 Henry Dwight delivered the principal historical address 
at the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of 
the town of Great Harrington. He was always particularly gratified 
that he received an invitation to make this address and was able to 
do so, for the occasion gave him a fine opportunity to show his loyalty 
to the town and county, and stimulated his best thought. The build- 
ing which was Gen. Joseph Dwight's residence in Great Harrington 
is still standing, near the hotel, f but it no longer fronts on the public 
street, having been moved back a considerable distance. 

That which will probably be appraised in the future as his most 
important work, and of the most lasting value and interest, is his 
collection of Wilhams Papers, that is to say, papers relating to Col. 
Ephraim Wilhams and his family, and to Wilhams College, in con- 
tradistinction to all other papers gathered together under the name 
of the "Dwight Collection." He appreciated many years ago that 
on account of the prominence of Col. Ephraim Williams as a citizen 
and a soldier, and especially because of his generosity and public 
spirit in founding the college which now bears his name, everything 
in the nature of authentic records relating to the man and the in- 
stitution would be of great importance and highly prized, and he 
determined to lose no opportunity to get together all such original 
material as came to his notice. This is not the time or place in which 
to attempt any appraisal of this collection, but it is proper and grati- 
fying to be able to report that, having made the collection, Henry 
Dwight fully realized that the proper depositary for it was Williams 
College itself; and happily during his lifetime he made a gift of this 
collection to the College, which was accepted, and its final resting 
place is assured. 

In this connection it is gratifying to realize that he established 
another tie between himself and the College, by sending his younger 
son through that institution. The Trustees of the College voted 
to award him the honorary degree of Master of Arts, and had he 
lived a few months longer, he would have received it in June 1920. 

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As a good and patriotic citizen Dwight was a member of the 
Brookline Education Society during the years in which he had his 
residence in Brookhne. He was a good member of the Loyal Legion, 
and served on the Library Committee of the Massachusetts Com- 
mandery of that society. He had been treasurer, vice president, 
and president of the Massachusetts Society of Sons of the Revolu- 
tion. 

He was always interested in the social side of life, and gave and 
received a great deal of pleasure by his attendance at meetings of 
clubs and associations. He had been a member of the Boston 
Athletic Association, the Eastern Yacht Club, the Longwood Club, 
and the Commercial Club of Boston. Of the last-named he became 
secretary and treasurer, and ultimately president. From his posi- 
tion in the business world he was very well fitted to be an officer 
of the Commercial Club, and when that club visited the Panama 
Canal, he had a great deal to do with all their plans and arrangements. 

Dwight married at Albany, N. Y., 9 February 1892, Carohne 
March, daughter of Henry and Mary Frances (Bush) March of 
Albany, who survives her husband. They had three children, all now 
living, namely, Winslow Dwight, Frances March Dwight, and Henry- 
Williams Dwight. 

The number and prominence of Dwight's connections in business 
are sufficient testimony of the ability and fideUty with which he 
discharged his duties, and his popularity as an official and the trust 
and confidence that were reposed in him speak eloquently of the high 
regard which the directors of these institutions had for him. His 
position as trustee of the Home Savings Bank is a gratifying instance 
of the honors that business men conferred upon him because of his 
known probity and sound judgment. But above and beyond all 
these characteristics, and dominating and guiding his abilities and 
his methods, was the fine old-fashioned spirit of his ancestors, which 
he possessed in full measure. A strong, patriotic fervor also pervaded 
his soul, and furnished an ever-present enthusiasm for the attain- 
ment of whatever object he had in view. His addresses, letters, 
and articles were always carefully prepared, were always temper- 
ate in statement, and carried conviction by their evident sincerity, 
simplicity, and dignity. 

He had a rare gift of making and retaining friendships, and in the 
societies and institutions to which he belonged he had wide acquaint- 
ance and was thoroughly liked as well as highly respected. Of 
simple tastes and ways, he was cordial and friendly in manner, and 
modest and unassuming in spite of all his successes in business and 
social life. Although he lived in different places, having his last 
residence in Cambridge, at 14 Appian Way, he made whatever place 
he was in his home. His two sons went into the service of their 
country in the World War, and while the effort of letting them go 
was a great one, he undertook it serenely and with proper pride. 
In all his duties and in his dealings and relations with others he 
measured up to the full standard of a man. 

Funeral services were held in the Shepard Memorial Church in 
Cambridge, under the shadow of the Washington Elm, on Sunday 



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afternoon, 14 March 1920, the officiating clergyman being Rev. 
Raymond Calkins, D.D., pastor of the church, who was assisted by 
Rev. Henry K. Sherrill, rector of the Church of Our Saviour, Long- 
wood. Interment was at Stockbridge, Mass. 



THE PIERPONTS OF NORTH HAVEN, CONN. 
By Donald Lines Jacobus, M. A., of Mount Carmel, Conn. 

Rev. James^ Pierpont, A. B. (Harvard, 1681), A. M. (ih.), son of 
John^ and Thankful (Stow), was born at Roxbury, Mass., 4 Jan. 
1659/60, and died at New Haven, Conn., 22 Nov. 1714. He married 
first, 27 Oct. 1691, Abigail Davenport, who died s.p. 3 Feb. 1691/2, 
daughter of Rev. John and Abigail (Pierson); secondly, 30 May 
1694, Sarah Haynes, who died 7 Oct. 1696, daughter of Rev. Joseph 
and Sarah (Lord) of Hartford;* and thirdly, 26 July 1698, Mary 
Hooker, who died 1 Nov. 1740, daughter of Rev. Samuel and Mary 
(Willet) of Farmington. 

He served as pastor of the First Congregational Society of New 

Haven from 1685 until his death, and was one of the founders of Yale 

College. 

Child by second wife: 

i. Abigail,' b. at New Haven 19 Sept. 1696; d. at Wethersfield 10 
Oct. 1768; m. 6 Nov. 1716 Rev. Joseph Notes of New Haven. 

Children by third wife, bom at New Haven: 

ii. James, b. 21 May 1699; d. at New Haven 18 June 1776; m. (1) at 
Boston, IVfass., 1 Nov. 1727, Sarah Breck, b. in 1710, d. 28 Sept. 
1753, dau. of Nathaniel and Martha (Cunnabell) ; m. (2) 28 Mar. 
1754 Anne Sherman. Five children by second wife. 

iii. Rev. Samuel, B.A. (Yale, 1718), M.A. (t6.), b. 30 Dec. 1700; 
drowned 15 Mar. 1722/3, while crossing the Connecticut River 
in a canoe with an Indian; buried on Fisher's Island, where his 
body was found 28 Apr. 1723 and where his gravestone stands. 
He was ordained to the ministry 10 Dec. 1722, and was pastor of the 
First Church of Lyme. 

iv. Mary, b. 23 Nov. 1702; d. at Middletown 24 June 1740; m. 19 Aug. 
1719 Rev. William Russell, B.A. (Yale, 1709), M.A. (ib.), who 
was settled as pastor at Middletown 1 June 1715. Nine children. 

V. Joseph, b. 21 Oct. 1704. He and his descendants form the subject 
of this article. 

vi. Benjamin, b. 18 July 1706; d. at New Haven 17 Dec. 1706. 

vii. Benjamin, B.A. (Yale, 1726), M.A. (ib.), b. 15 Oct. 1707; d. in the 
Island of Virgin Gorda, B.W.I., in 1733. 

viii. Sarah, b. 9 Jan. 1709/10; d. in Philadelphia, Pa., 2 Oct. 1758; m. 
20 July 1727 Rev. Jonathan Edwards, B.A. (Yale, 1720), M.A. 
(ib.), the well-known theologian, b. at East Windsor 5 Oct. 1703, 
d. at Princeton, N. J., 22 Mar. 1758, thirty-four days after his 
installation as President of the College of New Jersey, s. of Rev. 
Timothy. Eleven children. 

ix. Hezekiah, b. 26 May 1712; d. at New Haven 22 Sept. 1741; m. there, 
9 Feb. 1736/7, Lydia Hemingway, b. at East Haven 2 Sept. 1716, 

•All places mentioned in this article are situated within the present limits of the State of Con- 
necticut, unless another State or region is indicated in the text or may be easily inferred from the 
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d. at Killingworth 27 May 1779, dau. of Rev. Jacob and Lydia 
(BaU). She m. (2) 2 Mar. 1744/5 Theophilus Morgan. Two 
children. 

''The Descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker," by Edward Hooker 
(Rochester, N. Y., 1909), and 'Tierrepont Genealogies," by R. 
Bumham Moffat (privately printed, 1913), contain accounts of the 
fajnily of Rev. James^ Pierpont, and adequately set forth his de- 
scendants through James, ^ his eldest, and Hezekiah,^ his youngest, 
surviving son. These publications, however, give little more than 
the children and, incompletely, the grandchildren of Joseph,' third 
son of Rev. James Pierpont. A slightly more extensive account, 
though incomplete and partially inaccurate, of the line of this Joseph 
may be found in ''The Descendants of WilUam and Ehzabeth Tuttle," 
bj George F. Tuttle (Rutland, Vt., 1883), pages 697 and 29. It is 
the aim of the present article to supply an account of this almost 
unknown branch of a distinguished family, by setting forth four 
generations of the descendants of Joseph,' son of Rev. James^ 
Pierpont. 

1. Joseph' Pierpont (James,^ John^), of North Haven (then a vil- 
lage in the town of New Haven), born at New Haven 21 Oct. 1704, 
died 24 Nov. 1748, aged 45 (gravestone at North Haven). He mar- 
ried, about 1725, Hannah Russell, born at Middletown 23 Feb. 
1705/6, died at North Haven 5 June 1791, daughter of Rev. Noadiah 
and Mary (Hamhn). She married secondly, 5 Aug. 1752, Samuel 
Sackett. 

Joseph Pierpont was commissioned a lieutenant of the Fifth Com- 
pany in New Haven in May 1744. 
Children : 

i. James,** b. in 1726; d. in 1727. 

2. ii. Samuel, b. 16 Apr. 1729. 

3. iii. Joseph, b. 13 Sept. 1730. 

4. iv. James, b. 2 Oct. 1732. 

T. Dorothy,* d. in infancy, 

5. vi. Benjamin, b. 7 Jan. 1734/5. 

vii. Hannah, b. 12 Nov. 1736; d. 16 Apr. 1816; m. 24 July 1755 Abhl 

Brockett, b. 11 Aug. 1725, d. 4 Aug. 1815. 
viii. Mart, b. 20 Oct. 1738; d. 21 June 1773; m. 31 Mar. 1756 Richard 

Brockett, b. 11 Sept. 1727, d. 22 Feb. 1813. 

6. ix. Giles, b. 4 June 1741. 

X. Abigail, b. 6 June 1743; d. 13 Feb. 1815; m. 23 Dec. 1762 Noah 
Ives, b. 4 Dec. 1730, d. 15 Oct. 1800. 

7. yd. EfezEKiAH, b. 27 Sept. 1745. 

xii. Sarah, b. 31 July 1747; d. 21 Jan. 1801 ; m. Capt. Peter Eastman, b. 
at Ashford 25 July 1746, d. at North Haven 12 June 1829. 

2. Samuel^ Pierpont (Joseph^, James^, John^), of North Haven, 
born 16 Apr. 1729, died 22 Dec. 1820, aged 92 (gravestone at 
North Haven). He married, 5 Nov. 1751, Elizabeth Frost, 
born 3 Mar. 1727/8, died 20 Sept. 1804, daughter of Ebenezer 
and Mary (Tuttle). 

He was a senior warden of St. John's Church (Protestant 
Episcopal), North Haven. 

•The first and fifth children are so given, perhaps from family records, in the Hooker Genealogy 
(p. 43). Their names do not appear in the pubUc records. 



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Children :* 

i. Elizabeth,^ b. 3 July 1752; d. 18 Dec. 1811; m. Jonah Blakeslee, 

b. 8 Sept. 1750. 

ii. Hannah, b. 16 June 1754; m. Collins. 

iii. Samuel, b. 16 May 1756; m. 12 Jan. 1777 Sarah Wolcott, dau. 

of Ebenezer and Rhoda CTodd). He was a Loyalist, and his 

estate was confiscated in 1781. 
iv. THEODOSiA,t b. 22 Feb. 1758; d. at New Haven 15 July 1806; m. 17 

Nov. 1777 William Walter, b. 6 Mar. 1752, d. 19 Apr. 1824. 
V. Mabel, b. 28 June 1760; d. 12 Nov. 1795; m. 1 Feb. 1787 Abraham 

Blakeslee, b. 2 Mar. 1761, d. 28 Mar. 1813. 
vi. Eli, b. 5 Aug. 1763. 

vii. Abigail, bapt. in 1766; d. s.p. 9 Mar. 1839, aged 73 (gravestone), 
viii. Bethia, b. about 1768; d. at New Haven 19 June 1806; m. Samuel 

Sackett. 
ix. Ebenezer, bapt. in 1771; d. 4 Mar. 1854; m. Lydia Blakeslee, b. 2 

July 1768, d. 22 July 1863, dau. of Joel and Elizabeth (Sackett). 

Only child: 1. Roxana,^ b. about 1795; d. s.p. 10 Jan. 1821. 

3. Joseph'* Pierpont {Joseph^, J antes'^, John^), of North Haven, 

B.A. (Yale, 1751), M.A. (ib.), born 13 Sept. 1730, died 8 Sept. 
1824, aged 94. He married first, 21 Oct. 1756, Lydia Bassett, 
born 1 Aug. 1736, died 9 Nov. 1783, daughter of Joseph and 
Miriam (Bradley); and secondly, 26 Oct. 1791, Annis 
(Warner) (Curtis) Blakeslee, born at Waterbury 13 Jan. 
1734/5, died at North Haven 4 Sept. 1800, daughter of John 
and Esther (Scott) Warner and widow of Ebenezer Curtis and 
Noah Blakeslee. 

Joseph Pierpont was first lieutenant. Ninth Company, 
Second Regiment, Connecticut Militia, Oct. 1760, and was 
commissioned captain in May 1764. He was parish clerk for 
59 years, first of the Congregational Society and later of St. 
John's Church. He was the first representative from his town 
(after the incorporation of North Haven) in the Connecticut 
General Assembly, 1787, and was chosen representative eight 
times thereafter. He was also town clerk and justice of the 
peace. 

Children by first wife 4 

8. i. Ezra,* b. 11 July 1757. 

9. ii. Joseph, b. 28 Apr. 1760. 

10. iii. Russell, b. 17 May 1763. 

iv. Ltdia, b. 18 Nov. 1766; d. 9 Sept. 1788. 
V. LucT, b. 21 Oct. 1771; d. 4 Nov. 1792. 

11. vi. Daniel, b. 16 May 1775. 

4. James* Pierpont {Joseph^, James^, John^), of North Haven, born 

2 Oct. 1732, died 27 Dec. 1815. He married Lydia Mans- 
field, § born about 1731, died 15 Dec. 1814, probably daughter 
of John and Sarah (Brockett). 

•The Hooker Genealogy gives the first six children, and incorrectly adds a seventh, James, b. in 
ITOl, d. in 1816. 

tThe name of this child is erroneously given as Theodore in the Hooker Genealogy (p. 83). 

tThe Tuttle Genealogy (p. G97) erroneously gives four children (in addition to those enumerated 
bolow) by the second wife. 

|Her maiden name is from family records preserved by the antiquarian, Sheldon B. Thorpe of 
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Children : 

i. Mary,** b. about 1757; d. 27 June 1832, aged 75 (gravestone at 
Wallingford) ; m. (1) 20 Oct. 1774 Capt. Timothy Andrus, b. 27 
Apr. 1749, d. 27 Aug. 1789; m. (2) 6 Jan. 1799 Lent Hough of 
Wallingford, b. 4 Apr. 1750, d. 8 Oct. 1837. 

12. ii. Thomas, b. about 1760. 

13. iii. John, bapt. 4 Apr. 1762. 

14. iv. James, bapt. 22 July 1764. 

V. Bede, bapt. 26 June 1768; d. 9 June 1810; m. 29 May 1794 Newbury 

Button, who d. 13 Dec. 1843, aged 78. 
vi. Susanna, bapt. 24 Feb. 1771; d. 2 Nov. 1858; m. 25 Nov. 1796 Capt. 

Nathan Marks, who d. 11 May 1828, aged 56. 
vii. Sarah, bapt. and d. 28 Mar. 1773. 
viii. Eliada, bapt. 20 Aug. 1775; living in North Haven in 1803, when 

he conveyed land to Ruth, wife of John Pierpont. 

5. Benjamin^ Pierpont {Joseph,^ James,'^ John^), of North Haven, 

born 7 Jan. 1734/5, died 20 Sept. 1812. He married, 17 Oct. 
1765, Sarah Blakeslee, born 13 May 1738, died 19 Sept. 
1794, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Frost). Their two children 
were baptized in 1780 in St. John's Church. 
Children : 

15. i. Benjamin,' b. 4 Sept. 1766. 

16. ii. Philemon, b. about 1780. 

6. Giles'* Pierpont {Joseph,^ James,'^ John^), of North Haven, born 

4 June 1741, died 16 Jan. 1832. He married, 22 Jan. 1766, 
Elizabeth Cooper, born 20 Mar. 1743/4, died 1 Nov. 1832, 
daughter of Jude and Mehitabel (Brockett). 

He was a sergeant in the mihtia. 

Children : 

i. LuciNDA,'t b. 1 Dec. 1766; d. s.p. 15 Jan. 1841. 

17. ii. Joel, b. 9 Oct. 1768. 

iii. Esther, b. 27 Oct. 1771; d. 11 Nov. 1857; m. 30 Sept. 1795 Jebsk 

Tuttle, b. 8 Mar. 1771, d. 26 Oct. 1847. 
iv. Eunice, b. 24 Feb. 1775; d. s.p. 3 Aug. 1807. 
V. Zerah, b. 20 July 1779; d. s.p. 10 Nov. 1802. 

18. vi. Giles, b. 31 May 1783. 

7. Hezekiah^ Pierpont (Joseph,^ James,'^ John^) was born 27 Sept. 

1745. He married, 26 Sept. 1771, Mehitabel Cooper, bom 
12 July 1750, daughter of Jude and Mehitabel (Brockett). 

He was still a resident of North Haven in 1790, and the First 
Census, taken in that year, lists him with one male under 16 
years of age and three females in his family. He removed to 
Rowe, Mass., prior to 5 Dec. 1796 (North Haven Deeds, vol. 
2, p. 118). 

Children :% 

i. Sarah,6 b. about 1773 and bapt. 11 July 1779. 

ii. Hannah, b. about July 1775; d. 14 Sept. 1776. 

iii. Isaac, b. about 1777 and bapt. 11 July 1779. 

iv. AzuBA, bapt. 5 Mar. 1780. 

8. EzRA^ Pierpont {Joseph,^ Joseph,^ James,^ John^), of "East 

Farms," Waterbury, born 11 July 1757, died 6 Jan. 1842, aged 

•The evidence of the parentage of Mary is circumstantial. 

tThe Tuttle Genealogy (p. 697) erroneously states that she married Todd. 

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84 (gravestone). He married at North Haven, 31 Mar. 1783, 
Mary Blakeslee, born 10 Oct. 1762, died 27 Sept. 1827, aged 
65 (gravestone), daughter of Isaac and Lydia (Alcott). 
Children, born at Waterbury:* 

i. Chloe,« b. 15 Aug. 1783; m. 17 Oct. 1805 Lemuel Hall of 
Cheshire. 

ii. Luther, b. 8 Feb. 1785; d. 14 Apr. 1862; m. 6 June 1814 Delia 
Maria Waugh, who d. 1 Dec. 1861, aged 70, dau. of Thaddeus of 
Litchfield. Children: 1. William Henry,'' b. 23 Apr. 1815; d. 31 
Aug. 1825. 2. James Edward, b. 18 Feb. 1817; d. 12 Jan. 1864; m. 

Susan E. . 3. Chloe Maria, h. 13 Mar. 1819; d. unm. 7 Oct. 

1888. 4. Emily Cordelia, b. 3 Feb. 1821; d. 6 Dec. 1828. 5. Jane 
A., b. in 1823; d. 18 Sept. 1825, aged 2 years, 5 months. 6. Henry 
Stiles, b. 8 Mar. 1827; d. 21 Apr. 1878; m. (1) 28 Apr. 1851 Hannah 
Beecher, who d. 9 Feb. 1856, aged 27; m. (2) Selina Bjdngton, b. 
3 Mar. 1834, d. 24 Nov. 1902. 7. Emily Jane, b. 25 Jan. 1832; d. 
5 Nov. 1902; m. Lyman E. Bassett of North Haven, b. 27 Feb. 
1827, d. 9 July 1901. 

iii. Seabury, b. 13 Mar. 1787; d. 1 Mar. 1829; m. 16 Dec. 1813 Clorana 
Hall, b. 26 June 1785, d. 6 Aug. 1856, dau. of Jared of Cheshire. 
Children: 1. Harriet Loisa,'' b. 25 Sept. 1814; d. 10 Oct. 1825. 2. 
Mary Selina, b. 15 May 1817; m. 20 Jan. 1836 Joseph Welton. 

3. Lucy SahHna, b. 1 Mar. 1820; m. 20 Oct. 1846 Otis Shepardson. 

4. Mariah C, b. in 1824; d. 28 Feb. 1826, aged 1 year, 5 months. 

5. Harriet Maria, b. 19 June 1827; m. 9 Oct. 1848 Aner Bradley. 
iv. Austin, b. 19 May 1791 ; d. 23 June 1848; m. (1) 20 Feb. 1812 Sally 

Beecher, who d. 20 Dec. 1846, aged 52, dau. of Enos; m. (2) 19 

May 1847 Emily ( ) Sperry. Children by first wife: 1. 

Enos AiLstin,'' h. 24 Mar. 1813; d. 9 Jan. 1814. 2. Enos Augustus, 
b. 8 Jan. 1815; d. 10 Mar. 1883; m. (1) in Oct. 1837 Ann Moss, b. 10 
Mar. 1814, d. 21 Nov. 1861, dau. of Moses and Ann Brooks (Ives); 

m. (2) Abiah M. , who d. 15 June 1889, aged 76. 3. Ezra 

Alonzo, b. 1 Dec. 1817; d. 1 Mar. 1886; m. at Cheshire, 16 Aug. 
1847, Harriet Skinner of Camden, N. Y. 4. Sarah Minerva, b. 2 
Mar. 1820; d. 24 Sept. 1840; m. 25 June 1838 Amos Moss. 5. 
Nancy Jennet, b. 24 Mar. 1822; d. 28 Dec. 1825. 6. Charles 
Joseph, b. 11 Mar. 1825; d. 27 Mar. 1884; m. 20 Apr. 1846 Mary 
Anna Warner. 7. A son, b. in 1828; d. 24 Dec. 1828. 8. Emily 
Jennet, h. 15 June 1830; m. 24 Apr. 1848 Amos J. Beers of New- 
town. 9. William Seabury, b. 23 June 1833; d. 14 Nov. 1883; m. 

Desdemona , b. 10 Apr. 1848, d. 11 Sept. 1905. 10. Ellen 

Maria, b. 10 June 1840. 

v. Lucy, b. 26 July 1793. 

vi. Ezra Stiles, b. about 1796; d. 12 Aug. 1828. 

vii. Joseph E., b. about 1800; d. 1 Nov. 1821. 

9. Joseph^ Pierpont {Joseph,* Joseph,^ James,^ John^), of North 
Haven, born 28 Apr. 1760, died 30 June 1833. He married, 
26 Oct. 1789, Esther Bishop, born 2 Apr. 1767, died 16 Aug. 
1826, daughter of Abel and Chloe (Todd). 
Children: 

i. Lydia,8 b. 30 Oct. 1790; m. Heald.I 

ii. Dennis, b. 1 Dec. 1793; d. 29 Sept. 1794. 

iii. AsAHEL, of New Haven, b. 16 Oct. 1796; d. 6 Mar. 1880; m. (1) 19 
Nov. 1823 Lois Thorpe, who d. 21 Oct. 1826, aged 25; m. (2) 24 
Oct. 1830 Mary Thorpe, who d. 11 Aug. 1847, aged 44; m. (3) 29 
Nov. 1849 Sarah Ann Coon, who d. 22 June 1853, aged 41; m. 
(4) Frances Ann Hall of Cheshire, who d. 1 Jan. 1886, aged 72. 

•The probate and land records of Waterbury, which the compiler has lacked opportunity to 
search, might furnish additional data on this family. 

tThere are very few entries of this name in North Haven. A Lydia Heald married, 28 Nov. 
1842. Lyman Todd. 



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Child by first wife: 1. Henry L.,^ b. about 1826; d. 10 Apr. 1861; 

m. 11 Oct. 1848 Jane M. Shepard, who d. 26 Aug. 1904, aged 77. 

Child by second wife: 2. Lucas Alonzo, b. about Mar. 1833; d. 

27 Jan. 1837. Child (? by third wife) : 3. Sarah Ann, m. WiUiam 

R. Tyler, 
iv. A SON, b. in 1800; d. 28 Feb. 1800. 
V. Mary, b. 28 Feb. 1802; m. 13 Sept. 1820 John S. Bunnell of North 

Branford. 
vi. Belinda, b. 29 Dec. 1804; m. 3 May 1825 Levi S. Bigelow of New 

Haven. 
vii. George, b. 15 Oct. 1808. 
viii. Lucy, b. 1 Dec. 1810. 

10. Russell^ Pierpont (Joseph,^ Joseph,^ James, ^ John^), of Hamden, 

born 17 May 1763, died 12 Dec. 1844. He married, 3 Dec. 
1790, Sarah Miles Tuttle, born 2 Feb. 1770, died 25 Aug. 
1841, daughter of Samuel and Bethia (Miles). 
Children : 

i. Nancy,« b. 9 Jan. 1792; d. 8 July 1878; m. in Jan. 1814 her second 
cousin, Leonard Pierpont (13, i), q.v., b. about 1791, d. about 
1855. 

ii. Ammi Miles, b. 20 Mar. 1799; d. s.p. 23 June 1850. 

iii. Bethia, b. 2 Feb. 1805; d. 25 Apr. 1843; m. in Oct. 1827 JoHif 
Thompson of East Haven. 

iv. Sally Rosetta, b. 13 Nov. 1808; m. 24 Dec. 1835 Elias Ford. 

v. Russell, b. and d. 11 June 1814. 

11. Daniel^ Pierpont {Joseph,'^ Joseph,^ James, ^ John^), of North 

Haven, born 16 May 1775, died 16 Nov. 1851. He married, 
26 Sept. 1799, Esther Humiston, born 23 May 1774, died 17 
Aug. 1864, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Gill). 

He succeeded his father as town clerk of North Haven. 

Children: 

i. Bede,« b. 10 Dec. 1800; d. 21 Feb. 1851 ; m. 15 June 1823 her second 
cousin, Merritt Sackett Pierpont (16, i), q.v., b. 8 Oct. 1799. 

ii. Elias, of New Haven, b. 21 Apr. 1803; d. 12 Aug. 1883; m. (1) 28 
Sept. 1831 SoPHRONiA L. Gill, who d. 18 Oct. 1841, aged 32, dau. 
of John and Lucy (Foote) ; m. (2) 24 Aug. 1842 Grace Bradley, 
dau. of Beriah. Child by first wife: 1. Harriet A.,'' m. Austin B. 
Fuller. 

iii. Esther, b. 1 Sept. 1805; d. 26 Sept. 1836; m. 30 Apr. 182S Ezra 

iv. Harriet, b. 13 Feb. 1808; d. s.p. 4 May 1886. 

V. Sally, b. 10 Dec. 1811; d. 27 July 1831. 

vi. Jared,* b. 24 June 1814; d. 19 Dec. 1846; m. Fanny T. . 

Child: 1. Jared Le Grand,'' of Oxford, N. Y.f 
vii. RuFus, b. 5 Mar. 1818; d. in Aug. 1855; m. at Waterbury, 14 Sept. 

1847, Harriet Richards, dau, of Luther Abijah of Vermont. 

Children: 1. Elias Richard,'' b. 28 Nov. 1849; d. 29 Jan. 1850. 

2. Daniel Hohart, b. in 1851; d. s.p. in 1874. 3. Joseph, b. 11 Mar. 

1853; m. 20 May 1875 Harriet B. Brockett. 4. George Rufus, of 

Salem, Va., b. 3 Sept. 1854; m. Anna Cheney. 

12. Thomas^ Pierpont {James,*" Joseph,^ James,^ John^), of North 

Haven, born about 1760, died in the West Indies 28 Mar. 
1795. He married, 13 Dec. 1781, Elizabeth Bishop, born 

•Called of Smithville, N. Y., on his gravestone at North Haven. 

tFanny T. Pierpont, us guardian to Jared Le Grand Pierpont of Oxford, N.Y., petitioned for the 
sale of real estate which was set to said minor from the estate of Daniel Pierpont. Neither Jared 
Le Grand Pierpont nor his legal representatives are named among the heirs at law of Jared Le 
Grand's aunt, Harriet Pierpont (11, iv), and he is believed to have died «.p. 



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16 Oct. 1759, died about 1836, daughter of James and Patience 
(Todd). She married secondly Hall. 

Thomas Pierpont served as a private in the Sixth Company, 
First Regiment,* in 1775. 

Children : 

i. Hannah,* b. about 1786; d. 24 Jan. 1816. 

ii. Andrew, b. about 1788; d. 31 Dec. 1819; m. 31 Dec. 1811 Mercy 
• Barnes, b. 30 May 1789, d. 20 May 1840, dau. of Joshua and 
Mercy (Tuttle). Children: 1. Louann,'' b. 23 Jan. 1813; d. 29 
Feb. 1848; m. 24 Oct. 1836 John D. Post. 2. Charles Thomas, b. 
14 Mar. 1814; d. 10 Nov. 1863; m. 24 Nov. 1836 Grace Todd, b. 
in 1816, d. in 1907. 3. Hannah Rebecca, b. 13 Jan. 1816; d. s.p. 
25 Jan. 1864. 4. Byard Bames,-\ b. 27 Oct. 1817; d. s.p.; m. 21 
Sept. 1851 Eunice Tuttle, b. 19 Jan. 1827, d. 15 Apr. 1879, dau. of 
Zerah Pierpont and Maria (Todd). 5. Eunelia, b. 11 Sept. 1819; 
d. s.p. 

iii. Edward, b. about 1791 ; d. 5 Sept. 1794. 

iv. Notes, b. about 1793; d. 5 Sept. 1794. 

V. Thomas, bapt. 22 Nov. 1795; d. s.p. 19 Sept. 1812. 

13. John'^ Pierpont {James,^ Joseph,^ James, ^ John^), of North 

Haven, baptized 4 Apr. 1762, died in 1852. He married, 26 
Feb. 1789, Ruth Stiles, born 1 Apr. 1760, daughter of Isaac 
and Mabel (Clark) and niece of Ezra Stiles, President of Yale 
College. He served as a gunner in Colonel Lamb's artillery 
from 1777 to 1781. 
Children : 

i. Leonard,' b. about 1790; d. about 1855; m. in Jan. 1814 his second 
cousin, Nancy Pierpont (10, i), b. 9 Jan. 1792, d. 8 July 1878. 
Children: 1. Sarah Jeannette,'' h. 15 Nov. 1815; m. 18 Aug. 1839 
James M. Caul. 2. John Russell, h. in Aug. 1816; d. 20 Aug. 
1874; m. Mercy Elvira Blakeslee, dau. of Levi. 3. Julia Eliza, 
b. 2 July 1820; m. 19 June 1842 Joseph Chipman. 4. Cornelia 
Rosette, b. in 1823; m. 25 Nov. 1847 George R. Cooper. 5. Horace, 
b. in Dec. 1825; d. in a hospital near Baton Rouge, La., in 1863 or 
1864, while serving in the Army; m. 25 Oct. 1846 Almira Jones. 

ii. Polly, b. about 1792; d. 19 Feb. 1888; m. 29 Nov. 1813 Augustus 
MuNSON, b. 20 Aug. 1788, d. 3 Sept. 1873. 

iii. A CHILD, d. in infancy 5 Sept. 1793. 

iv. Alfred, bapt. 5 Apr. 1795; d. 22 Sept. 1870; m. 4 Dec. 1821 Eliza 
Potter, who d. 2 Oct. 1888, aged 87. Children: 1. Almira,'' m. 
3 June 1844 Bela H. Foote of Northford. 2. Adaline, m. 4 June 
1851 John Henry Frost. 3. Martha, m. 7 Sept. 1853 Samuel F. 
Potter, b. 11 Aug. 1825, d. 6 June 1874. 

V. Elisa, bapt. 21 Jan. 1798; d. in 1875 or 1876; m. Harvey Treat. 

vi. Almira, bapt. 21 June 1801; d. 12 Mar. 1880; m. 14 Feb. 1821 Jabez 
Turner Potter, b. 17 Jan. 1796, d. 1 Sept. 1871. 

vii. Emilia, bapt. 29 July 1804; d. 7 May 1891, aged 88 years, 11 months; 
m. 15 Feb. 1825 Erastus Robinson. 

14. Jambs'^ Pierpont (James,* Joseph,^ James,^ John^), of North 

Haven, baptized 22 July 1764, died in 1830. He married 
LuciNDA Todd, born 22 Apr. 1770, died 24 Mar. 1804, daughter 
of Gideon and Prudence (Tuttle). 
Children :t 

•Raifled in New Haven County. This Thomas Pierpont is to be distinguished from Thomas 
Pierpont of Middletown, who served from 17 June to 16 Nov. 1776 and enlisted in 1778 for three 
years. 

fin all records subsequent to that of birth he is called Byard A[ndrew). 

JBirths not on record; and since no record of -the distribution of their father's estate has been 
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i. Delia,* m. Hart. 

ii. Notes, of Wallingford, b. about 1794; d. 4 Sept. 1834; m. Belinda 
Parker, who d. 2 Jan. 1881, aged 85, dau. of Levi, Children:* 

1. George,'' b. about 1824;. d. 20 Aug. 1877; m. Mary E. , 

who d. 29 July 1851, aged 22 years, 6 months. 2. Lydia R., b. 
about 1826; d. 22 May 1851; m. Edward Curtis. 3. James N., 

b. about 1832 ;t m. (1) Ceha A. , b. 15 Sept. 1839, d. 8 Nov. 

1865; m. (2) Ella J. , b. 2 May 1849, d. 9 May 1868. 4. 

Maryette, b. about 1834; d. 9 Nov. 1836. 

15. Benjamin^ Pierpont (Benjamin,^ Joseph,^ James,^ John^), of 

North Haven, born 4 Sept. 1766, died 2 Feb. 1821. He mar- 
ried, 4 Nov. 1795, Susanna Brockett, born about 1770, died 
9 May 1841, daughter of Benjamin and Althea (Ray). 
Children : 

i. Sarah,8 b. 24 Sept. 1796; d. 15 June 1797. 
ii. Miles, b. 15 Dec. 1798; d. s.p. 2 Jan. 1878. 
iii. David, b. 23 Feb. 1801 ; d. s.p. 22 May 1857. 
iv. Lavinia, b. 14 Feb. 1804; d. s.p. 26 Sept. 1874. 
V. Lois, b. 13 Jan. 1806; m. 9 Nov. 1834 Horace Stiles. 
vi. Eunice, b. 21 Jan. 1808; d. 26 Dec. 1808. 

vii. Sala, b. 25 Dec. 1809; d. 26 Aug. 1848; m. 10 Oct. 1832 Hannah 
Smith, who d. 2 Aug. 1864, aged 50. Children: 1. Alice CJ 

2. Mary Cornelia, m. 30 Dec. 1854 Horace Jones of Northford. 

3. Croswell E. 4. Franklin W. 

viii. Charlotte, b. 1 Jan. 1812; d. s.p.; m. 1 May 1834 Henry M. Blakhs- 

LEE. 

ix. Bela, b. 1 Jan. 1815; d. s.p. 8 Apr. 1870. 

16. Philemon^ Pierpont {Benjamin,^ Joseph,^ James,^ John^), of 

North Haven, born about 1780, died 23 Feb. 1865. He mar- 
ried first, 22 Jan. 1801, Mehitabel Sackett, born 3 Aug. 1782, 
died 16 May 1834, daughter of Eli and Sarah, by whom he had 
previously had one child; and secondly, 28 May 1835, Bede 
(Blakeslee) Brockett, bom in 1780, died 28 Mar. 1842, 
daughter of Joel and Elizabeth (Sackett) Blakeslee and widow 
of Thomas Brockett. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Merritt,''! b. 8 Oct. 1799; m. 15 June 1823 his second cousin, Bede 
Pierpont (11, i), b. 10 Dec. 1800, d. 21 Feb. 1851. He removed 
to Oxford, N. Y. Children: 1. Daniel Lorenzo,'' b. 14 Aug. 1824; d. 
s.p. 2. Bede Eliza, b. 10 Sept. 1826; m. McAlpin of Ox- 
ford, N. Y. 3. Harriet Ann, b. 18 Sept. 1828; d. 18 Apr. 1855. 

ii. A CHILD, b. 1 May 1802, d. 25 July 1802. 

iii. Jared, b. 13 Jan. 1809; d. 13 Aug. 1872; m. 25 Mar. 1833 LoizaTodd, 
who d. 13 Dec. 1892, aged 88. Children: 1. Sarah Mehitabel,'' 
h. 9 Mar. 1835. 2. Betsey Loiza, b. 1 Mar. 1840; d. 21 June 1852. 

iv. Betsey, b. 1 Mar. 1813; m. 28 Aug. 1834 George Todd. 

V. Jason, b. 11 Sept. 1819; m. 23 Feb. 1845 Martha A. Crowell. 
Children: 1. Reuel,'' b. 1 Dec. 1845. 2. Esther Maria, b. 31 Oct. 
1849. 3. Ellen Adelia, b. 4 Dec. 1851. 4. Sarah Eliza, b. 26 
July 1854; d. 20 Mar. 1855. 

17. Joel^ Pierpont (Giles,* Joseph,^ J antes, '^ John^), of North Haven, 

born 9 Oct. 1768, died 21 May 1815. He married first, 20 

•The estate of their father was insolvent, hence it has been impossible to ascertain from probate 
records the names of the children. The names and dates in the text are given on the family monu- 
ment in the Wallingford cemetery. 

tin 1851, aged 19, he chose Edward Curtis as his guardian. 

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Sept. 1790, Hannah Clinton, baptized 1 Nov. 1772, died 
15 Jan. 1861, aged 88 (gravestone), daughter of Lawrence and 
Elizabeth (Todd) ; and secondly, having obtained a divorce 

from his first wife in 1802, . 

Children by first wife:* 

i. Lewis," of Lanesborough, Mass., in 1833, when he leased land in 
North Haven to his son Lewis. His family has not been traced. f 

ii. Lewey, b. about 1795; d. 10 Mar. 1887; m. 29 Nov. 1813 John Todd, 
b. 4 Feb. 1791, d. 9 Apr. 1861. 

Child by second wife:* 

iii. Lucy, b. about 1814; t m. 1 May 1834 Nathan Beach of Walling- 
ford. 

18. GiLES^ PiERPONT {GUes* Joseph,^ James, ^ John^), of North 
Haven, born 31 May 1783, died 28 Dec. 1842. He married 
first, 26 Oct. 1808, Eunice Munson, baptized at Wallingford 
3 June 1792, died 23 June 1814, aged 23 (gravestone), daughter 
of Jonathan; and secondly, 13 Dec. 1814, Sarah Bassett, 
daughter of Jesse and Esther (Bassett), 
Children by first wife : 

i. Sarah," b. 21 Aug. 1810; d. s.v- 14 June 1893. 

ii. MuNsoN (who while in college assumed the name of Edwards 
Pierrepont),§ B.A. (Yale, 1837), M.A. (i6.), LL.D. (Columbia 
University, Washington, D. C, 1871, and Yale, 1873), D.C.L. 
(Oxford, 1878), b. 4 Nov. 1813; d. in New York City 6 Mar. 1892; 
m. 27 May 1846 Margaretta Willoughby, dau. of Samuel 
Augustus and Margaretta (Duffield) of Brooklyn, N. Y. He 
studied law at Columbus, Ohio, and at the Yale Law School, was a 
tutor at Yale College for the academic year 1840-41, began the 
practice of law at Columbus, and in 1845 moved to New York, 
where he became prominent in his profession. From 1857 to 1860 
he was a judge of the old Superior Court in New York City, in 1867 
he was chosen a member of the New York constitutional con- 
vention, and in 1869 was appointed by President Grant U.S. 
attorney for the southern district of New York. This position he 
resigned in 1870, and served as a member of the Committee of 
Seventy, which accomplished the overthrow of the Tweed Ring. 
In 1873 he declined an appointment as minister to Russia. In 
April 1875 he was appointed attorney general by President Grant, 
and in the following year he was made minister plenipotentiary to 
the Court of St. James, a post which he occupied for two years. 
He then returned to the practice of law in New York City. Chil- 

•Hannah (Clinton) Pierpont, in her will dated 10 Sept. 1857, named her granddaughter Mary 
Elisabeth and her daughter Lewey, wife of John Todd. Joel Pierpont'a sister, Lucinda Pierpont 
(6, i) named in her will her nephew Lewis Pierpont and "my brother Joel Pierpont's daughters." 
Joel's father, Giles Pierpont (6), after providing in his will for his three surviving children (Lucinda, 
Esther, and Giles), bequeathed land "to be equally divided between Lewy Todd, Lucy Pierpont & 
the heirs of Lewis Pierpont . . . said Lewis to have the use &, improvement of the middle 
share during his natural life." 

fHis son Lewis married 7 Oct. 1838 Rosetta E. Jacobs. Another child was undoubtedly Mary 
Elisabeth (named in her grandmother's will), who was living iinmarried in North Haven in 1845, 
when she conveyed property to Lewis Pierpont. 

Jin 1833, aged 19. she chose a guardian. 

5 A more detailed account of his career will be found in "Pierrepont Genealogies," p. 75, and 
"The Munson Record," by Myron A. Munson (New Haven, 1895), pp. 389 et acq. Mr. Munson, 
usually impeccable, states that Eunice Munson was second wife of Giles Pierpont, whereas she 
was his first wife. He gives correctly the birth of Giles in 1783, but in the next sentence but one 
says that in 1786 Giles was the wealthiest man in North Haven. On the next page he writes of 
Edwards Pierrepont that while he "once contributed $10,000 to the Republican campaign-fund, his 
father's grave is unmarked by a stone." But the gravestone of Giles, Jr., is still standing in the 
modern graveyard, and that of Giles, Sr., in the old graveyard, at North Haven. 



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98 Inscriptions at Bakersfield, Vt. [April 

dren: 1. Margaretta,'' b. at Brooklyn, N. Y., 20 May 1847; m. 1 
June 1871 Leonard Forbes Beckwith, b. 16 July 1844, d. 18 Nov. 
1895; four children. 2. Edward, B.A. (Christ Church CoUege, 
Oxford, 1882), b. 30 June 1860; d. s.p. in Rome, Italy 16 Apr. 
1885- he was the author of a volume entitled "From Fifth Avenue 
to Alaska" (New York, 1884), was a fellow of the Royal Geo- 
graphical Society of England, was appointed secretary- of the U.S. 
Legation at Rome, and at the time of his death was acting as 
charge d'affaires there. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Elmon, b. 19 Jan. 1816; d. 19 Mar. 1816. 

iv. Zerah, b. 25 Feb. 1817; d. s.p. 30 Nov. 1842. 

V. Gut, of Rockford, 111., b. 23 Apr. 1820; d. in 1870; m. 21 May 1845 

Jerusha Gayixdrd of Cheshire. Children: 1. Lena,'' m. Samuel 

N. Jones. 2. Theron G., m. 25 Oct. 1878 Helen M. Blakeman. 

3. Watson T. 
vi. Eunice, b. 23 Mar. 1822; d. 17 Sept. 1851; m. 1 May 1844 Samuil 

Anson Tuttle. 
vii. Sylvia, b. 17 Mar. 1824; d. 29 Mar. 1853; m. 13 Nov. 1843 Hjikht 

M. Bradley, b. 31 May 1819, d. 11 May 1875. 
viii. Laura, b. 12 Aug. 1826; d. 3 Jan. 1843. 
ix. Elmon, of Kansas, b. 3 Dec. 1828; m. Caroline S. Warner. 



INSCRIPTIONS IN THE TOWN CEMETERY 
AT THE VILLAGE OF BAKERSFIELD, VT. 

Copied and communicated by Herbert Williams Denio, A. M., 

of New York City 

[Concluded from page 28] 

Tillotson. 
Lucille 1903-1909.* [LuciUe Evaline, dau. of Burton 0. and Mabel 
(Nichols) Tillotson, b. Oct. 8, 1903, d. Sept. 21, 1909, a. 5 years, 11 
months, 13 days.] 
Stephen C. Tillotson 1834-1899 [Son of John and Lucretia TiUotson, b. 
at Waterville, Vt., d. Dec. 22, 1899, a. 66 years, 12 days.] 

His Wife Mariett J. Doane 1840- [Dau. of Harvey and Persis 
(Howe) Doane, b. Feb. 5, 1840, d. July 29, 1917.] 

Their Sons 
James H. 1860-1881. 
Appleton J. 1856-1900. 
Died May 8 18S0 Harland H. Totman Aged 18 Years. [Son of T. C, and 

Lizzie (Perkins) Totman, a. 18 years, 2 months, 8 days.] 
Thomas C. Totman, Died June 9, 1869, JE. 40 Y'rs. 
Harrison Otis Towne died July Q^^ 1814. aged 6 years Son of Amos & Hannah 

B. Towne. 
Dezoa Tupper wife of T. L. Tupper Born 1851— Died 1901. [Dau. of Solon 
and Nancy Tupper, d. Feb. 10, 1901, a. 51 years, 8 months, single 
[sic].] 
Edmund Tupper Bom 1803. 
Harriet Tupper, Died Jan. 19, 1870, M. 66 Y'rs.f 

•This inscription, accompanying the Tillotson monument, is on a marker. 
tDaughter of Capt. Thomas Tupper. — m.l.s. 



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Jackson Tupper Born Oct. 31, 1817. Died Aug. 23, 1893. [Son of Thomas 
and Sarah (Stebbins) Tupper, a. 75 years, 9 months, 23 days.] 
His Wife Caroline S. S. Parkhurst Bom Aug. 29, 1829. Died July 

7, 1905. 
Fred S. Tupper Born Dec. 31, 1852. Died Apr. 16, 1915 
Lewis Tupper died July 8. 1843, Aged 34 years. 
Nancy A. Wife of Solon Tupper Died Sept. 21, 1871, JE. 51 Ys. & 8 Ms. 

[Dau. of Ebenezer and Elvira Tupper [sic], b. in Massachusetts.] 
R. Tupper Born Jan. 21, 1811. Died Sept. 18, 1890. [Rensselaer, son of 
Thomas and Sarah (Stebbins) Tupper, a. 79 years, 7 months, 20 days.] 
His Wife Abigail Thayer Born March 21, 1813. Died Febr. 2, 1875. 

[b. in Acworth, N. H., a. 61 'years, 10 months, 11 days.] 
Charles E. Tupper Born May 12, 1840, Died Dec. 13, 1861. Co. G. 

2 Reg. Vt. Vol. Buried at Camp Grif&n Va. 
Addie Tupper Born March 3, 1844, Died Feb. 8, 1862. [Adaline M., 
dau. of Renselaer and Abigail (Thayer) Tupper, a. 17 years, 11 
months, 5 days, single.] 
Nettie Tupper Bom June 19, 1848. Died July 17, 1897. [Dau. of 
Renselaer and Abigail (Thayer) Tupper, a. 49 years, a teacher, 
single.] 
R. Eugene Tupper Dec. 21, 1858 Feb. 8, 1911. 

Sarah Wife of Thomas Tupper Died July 8, 1852. Aged 71 y's 9 ms. 
Sarah Tupper Born Apr. 11, 1815. Died 1907. 
Solon Tupper Died Sept. 24, 1889 M. 76 Y'rs. [Son of Thomas and Sarah 

(Stebbins) Tupper, a. 76 years, 7 months, 13 days, widower.] 
Solon S. son of Solon & Nancy Tupper, Died Apr. 15, 1848, in the 3 y'r of 

his age. 
Capt. Thomas Tupper, Died Oct. 6, *1865, JE. 89 ys. & 7 ms. [Son of Israel 
and Deborah Tupper, b. in Sandwich, Mass., a. 89 years, 7 months, 
3 days.] 
Baby Tupper Died Sept. 18, 1889 JE. 4 Y'rs & 8 m's. [Thomas L., son of 

Thomas L. and Dezoa N. Tupper, illegitimate.] 
In memory of John Tyler of North Brookiield Mass. who died Feb. 17. 1813. 

^t. 68 years. 
Harvey Upton, JE. 77 Y'rs. Jan. 6, 1887. 

His Wife Mahala Giddens ^.40 Y'rs & 3 Ms. Aug. 9, 1867. [Dau. 

of William and Betsey Giddings.] 
Ohve B. Upton, JE. 82 Y'rs & 3 Ms. Mar. 1, 1893.* 
John T. Urban 1868- 

His Wife Constancea. Clark 1869-1916 [Aola Constanc, dau. of 
Henry White and Elizabeth (Muse) Clark, b. at Bath, England, 
d. June 13, 1916, a. 47 years, 1 month, 27 days.] 
Nancy, daughter of Harvey & Sarah Vernal, died Apr. 29, 1853. Aged 

13 years 6 mo's & 17 d'ys. 
Henry C. son of J. H. & E. S. Walker died Aug. 21 1845. M. 10 months, 

24 days. 
Hill S. Wanzer 1846-1917 

His Wife Jane A. Ovitt 1847- 
Juha M. 1873-1878 
Sidney H. Wanzer 1858-1914 [Son of Thomas and Susan (Crow) Wanzer, 
b. July 18, 1858, d. Apr. 11, 1914, a. 55 years, 8 months, 24 days.] 
His Wife Helen A. Soule 1858-1905 
Infant Daughter Apr. 30, Aug. 13, 1892 
Samuel Marshia Jr. 1862-1898 
Florence Holmes Marshia Wanzer 1874- 
Clarissa, wife of Joseph Waterman, Died Oct.l 1,1851. Aged 64 y'rs. 11 mo's. 

•Sister of Harvey Upton. 
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Dorothy, E Wife of C Waterman Died Feb. 24 1857 M. 32. [Dorithie A. 

Waterman, dau. of Tim and Mary Adams, b. in Enosburgh, Vt., d. 

Feb. 25, 1857, a. 31 years, 11 months, 23 daj^s.] 
Storrs son of Joseph and Clarissa Waterman, Died Oct. 3^ 1837. Aged 

20 years. 

C. H. Watson Born May 18, 1844. Died Sept. 2, 1900. Co. I 10 Reg. [Son 

of James J. and Clarissa Watson.] 
Betsey M. Wife of D. B. Webster, Died Apr. 12, 1875, M. 68 y's. 3 m's. 

D. B. Webster Died March 4, 1888. M. 87 Y'rs. 

Eunice M. daughter of Daniel & Betsey M. Webster: Died Feby 15^11 1827. 
Aged 4 months. 

Jason C. Son of D. B. & B. M. WebSter. died Apr. 26. 1865. JE. 19 yrs 5 
mo. & 14 days. 

Capt. Joel Webster Died Feby 14th 1813. Aged 40 years. 

Judson C. Webster Born Dec. 31, 1834. Died Sept. 4, 1887. [Son of Colum- 
bus and Matilda (Blaisdell) Webster, b. at Enosburg, Vt., a. 52 years, 

8 months, 4 days.] 

His Wife Orrilla R. Field Bom Feb. 26, 1836, Died May 9, 1892. 
Qara M. Webster, Born Jan. 1, 1866. Died Aug. 12, 1872. Daughter 
of Judson C. and OrriUa Webster* 
Robert D. son of Daniel & Betsey M. Webster died Aug. 18*^ 1832. Aged 
4 years & 5 months. 

Weightman 
Willard Weightman 
His Wife Mertie E.;Died Jan. 20, 1902, M. 22 Y'rs. [Mytie, dau. 

of Samuel and JuUa Austin, b. at Potter, P. Q.] 
aarence G. Infant son Died July 29, 1901. JE. 2 Y'rs. & 2 Mo's. 
[Clarence Geo., son of Daniel Lawrence and Miss Carjtwell, b. at 
Sheldon, Vt., adopted by Willard Weightman, d. July 28, 1901, 
a. 2 years, 2 months, 12 days. accidentaUy burned.] 

Wells 
Arthur C. Wells May 30, 1876- 
His Wife Lizzie E. Pierce Sept. 4 1878- July 1, 1913t 

Wells 
Asahel C. Wells Bom Aug. 23, 1822 Died Jan. 14, 1878. [Son of Judah 
Wells, b. at Athens, Vt., d. Jan. 11, 1878, a. 55 years, 4 months, 
19 days, committed suicide.] 
His Wife Mahala W. Gleason Born July 3, 1820 Died Dec. 8, 1908 
Betsey Wife of Judah Wells. Died Sept. 28. 1857, M. 77 y. 2 m. 18 d. [b. 

in Townshend, Vt., d. Sept. 18, 1857, a. 77 years.] 
Betsey FuUington Wife of Eli N. Wells, Died Feb. 4 1878, JE. 61 Y's 8 
M's. [Dau. of Jonathan FuUington, b. at Cambridge, Vt., a. 61 years, 

9 months, 7 days.] 

Cordie M. Dau. of H. H. & S. S. Wells. Died July 11, 1871, JE. 3 Y's. & 
3 Mo's.t 

E. S. Wells 1850-1884 [Erasmus S., son of Eli and Betsey (FuUington) 

WeUs, d. Feb. 14, 1884, a. 36 years, 1 month, 12 days.] 

C. E. Banister His Wife 1845-1911 [C. EUen Dean, dau. of Knight 

Banister.] § 
NeUie E. 1872-1890 [Dau. of Erasmus and EUen (Banister) WeUs, 

d. June 9, 1890, a. 18 years, 3 months, 14 days.] 
Blanche M. 1879-1896 [Dau. of Erasmus and Ellen (Banister) 

WeUs, d. Apr. 27, 1896, a. 17 years, 1 month, 3 days.] 

•A marker in thLs lot reads "Carl." 

tA marker in this lot reads "Mother." 

tDaughter of Harrison H. and S. S. Wells. 

§C. Ellen Banister married (1) Erasmus S. Wells and (2) Truman Dean. 



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Minnie M. 1883-1884 [Dau. of Erasmus and Ellen (Banister) Wells, 

d. Feb. 16, 1884, a. 7 months, 2 days.] 
K. Banister 1809-1889 [Knight, son of Cranson Banister, b. at 

Richford, Vt., d. Dec. 4, 1889, a. 80 years, 1 month, 25 days.] 
A. Allen His Wife 1809-1889 [OriUa (Allen) Banister, dau. of Nathan 
. and Theodora Allen, b. in Richford, Vt., d. Nov. 19, 1889, a. 80 
years, 7 months, "accidentally fall down stairs cause of death."] 
[Edson A. Wells, see inscription to P. C. Leach.] 
EU Wells, Died Feb. 26, 1870, M. 24 ys. & 7 ms. [Son of Eh N. and Betsey 

(FuUerton) Wells, a. 24 years, 7 months, 1 day, a mechanic] 
EU N. Wells Died Sept. 25, 1885 JE. 75 Y's & 9 M's. [Eh Newton, son of 
Judah and Fanny Wells, b. at Athens, Vt., a. 75 years, 10 months, 5 
days, widower.] 

WeUs 
Francis N. Wells Died May 18, 1913, JE. 74 Y'rs. [Francis Newell, 
son of Qeneth and Laura (Newell) Wells, b. at Fairfax, Vt., June 
10, 1839, a. 73 years, 11 months, 8 days.] 
EUen A. Daniels Wife of F. N. Wells Died Dec. 23, 1897. M. 56 
Y'rs. [Dau. of Gideon and Mary Daniels, b. at St. Albans, Vt.] 
Judah Wells, Died Oct. 27, 1853. Aged 71 years. 
Lillian A. Wells Wife of E. C. Holmes, 1870-1897.* 
Loren C. Wells Died Dec. 3. 1863, M. 20 ys. & 9 ms. [Son of Eh N. and 

Betsey WeUs, a. 20 years, 9 months, 26 days.] 
Lucian Wells Died May 17, 1913 JE. 65 Y'rs. [Lucian Lemuel, son of Eh 
Newton and Betsey (FuUington) WeUs, b. Apr. 18, 1848, a. 65 years, 
29 days.] 

Lucia I. Wife of L. L. Wells Died Jan. 6, 1879. JE. 29 Y'rs. [Dau. 
of John A. and Fanny (Grice) Learned, b. at Berkshire, Vt., a. 
29 years, 10 months, 11 days.] 
Harland N. son of L. L. & L. I. Wells Died Mar. 12, 1888. JE. 16 
Y'rs. [a. 16 years, 6 months, 8 days.] 
NeUie E. (Nutting) (Hull) Wells, see inscription to Horace D. Hull.] 
Geo. Weston Died Nov. 20, 1828. Aged 41 y'rs. & 9 mo.s. 
Martm J. Weston, Died July 8, 1876, JE. 52 Years. [Son of George and 

Sylvia (Streeter) Weston, a. 52 years, 8 months, 20 days, single.] 
Sylvia Streeter, Wife of Geo. Weston, Died Mar. 21, 1877, JE. 80 Ys & 4 ms. 
Aaron Wheeler Died Sept. 13, 1890. JE. 70 Y'rs. 

His Wife Lucy Chase. Died April 22, 1885. JE. 58 Y'rs. [Dau. of 
Seth and Electa Chase, b. at Waitsfield, Vt., a. 58 years, 3 months, 
8 days.] 
Caroline Wife of Hkam Wheelock Died Dec. 21, 1898. JE. 68 Y'rs.f 
Little Effie Effie M. Dau. of H. K. & H. M. Wheelock. Died May 3, 

1858. JE. 4 Y's. [a. 4 years, 3 days.] 
Elame. son of Alden D. & Ehzabeth C. Wheelock died Oct. 31, 1856. aged 

4 m's 16 ds. 
EUzabeth C Perkms, Wife of Alden D. Wheelock, Died Oct. 24, 1869, Aged 

39 years. A good Mother. Effie. 
Emerson Wheelock Died Dec. 16, 1902. JE. 85 Y'rs. 

Martha. Wife of Emerson \Vheelock Died Sept. 8, 1886 JE. 62 y'rs. 
[Dau. of Ehphalet and Mahala (Reynolds) Carpenter, b. in Belvi- 
dere, Vt., a. 61 years, 11 months, 11 days, committed suicide by 
hanging in Waterville, Vt.] 
Lucius B. son of Emerson & Martha Wheelock Died Dec. 10, 1886 
JE. 32 Y'rs. [Lucius Benjamin, a. 32 years, 3 months, 12 days.] 

•This inscription should have been printed in the early part of this article, in vol. 74, p. 316. 
tShe married (1) Samuel Jones of Johnson, Vt. — m.l.b. 



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Eugene Son of H. K. & H. M. Wheelock. Died Aug. 18, 1865, M. 21 yrs. 

H. Corinne Wheelock Oct. 10, 1841 Apr. 14, 1902 

Hannah M. Wife of H. K. Wheelock, Died Jan. 10, 1862, Aged 39 Y'rs & 

10 Mo. [Dau. of Aaron and Maria Smith, a. 38 years, 9 months, 9 
days.] 

Hannah P. Wife of Emerson Wheelock died July 24 1848. in the 20 year 

of her age. 
Hiram K Wheelock Died March 12, 1886. JE. 72 Y'rs. [Hiram Knight, 

son of Moses and Faithful (Knight) Wheelock, d. March 17, 1886, a. 

72 years, 1 month, 28 days.] 
Lucius E. son of Emerson & Martha Wheelock, Died Sept. 28, 1851. Aged 

7 mo's & 24 d'ys. 
Maria E. Converse Wife of H. D. Wheelock. Died Aug. 7, 1889. M. 33 

Y'rs. [Dau. of Josiah and Minerva E. (Parker) Converse, a. 32 years, 

11 months, 6 days.] 

Rosett I. Dau. of H. K. & H. M. Wheelock Died Jan. 21, 1859. JE. 13 yrs 
& 9 mo. [Rosett S., dau. of Hiram K. and Hannah (Smith) Wheelock, 
a. 13 years 4 months.] 

W. Ashley Wheelock 1847-1894 [Ashley, son of Emerson and 

(Phillips) Wheelock, d. Oct. 9, 1894, a. 46 years, 2 months, 29 days.] 
His Wife Thankful M. Armstrong 1853-1906 
PoUy Fletcher, Wife of Anthony White, Died June 20, 1871, ^. 74 y'rs. 

[b. in Richford, Vt., a. 78 years.] 
Willie A. son of Orrin & Harriet White, Died Mar. 13, 1864, M. 6 Ys. [b. 
in Berkshire, Vt.] 

Whitney 
Merton A. Bom Sept. 29, 1904 Died Aug. 2, 1906. 
Rodney D. Born June 19, 1906 Died June 12, 1907 
Sons of M. H; & H. M. Whitney 
Morton H. Whitney 1876-1912 

Whitney^ 
Wm Arnold 1849-1914 [Son of Barthelomew and Sarah (Pearsons) 
Whitney, b. at Franklin, Vt., March 4, 1849, d. May 23, 1914, a. 
65 years, 2 months, 19 days.] 
Edward 1873-1885. [Eddie 0., son of W. A. and E. H. (Hurlbert) 
Whitney, b. at Sheldon, Vt., d. Nov. 18, 1885, a. 12 years, 4 months, 
12 days.] 
Wayland 1879-1885. [Son of W. A. and E. H. (Hurlbert) Whitney, b. 
at Sheldon, Vt., d. Nov. 18, 1885, a. 6 j'-ears, 9 months, 7 days.] 
Mother Elanor E. Fleming Wife of Sebra P. Wilcox 1822-1898. [Dau. 
of Sami and Nancy Fleming, b. in Fletcher, Vt., d. Mar. 17, 1898, a. 

76 years, 2 months, 1 1 days, \\idow.] 

Noah Wilcox Died June 11, 1860 iE. 77 yrs & 4 mo. [b. in Hoosac, N. Y., a. 

77 years.] 

Father Sebra P. Wilcox. Died May 11, 1885. JE. 66 Y'rs. 
Weltha Wife of Noah Wilcox Died Dec. 23, 1862. JE. 83 Yrs. 
Sacred to the Memory of Ebenezer Wilkinson, who died Feb'v l^t 1831. in 

the 69*b Year of his age. 
In Memory of Ichabod Wilkinson, who died Nov, 17^^ 1826. Aged 62 

years. 
Sacred to the Memory of Joseph Wilkinson, who died Feb'y 22d 1815. in 

the 84tb year of his age. 
Prudence Wife of Ebenezer Wilkinson Died Dec. 10 1854. Aged 83 Years. 
Sarah Wilkinson wife of Ichabod Wilkinson, died Feb. 2^^^^ 1814. aged 34 

years. 

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Eddie Willett Died at EvansviUe Ind. Mar. 6, 1868, Ae. 13 Y'rs. 
Nathaniel WiUett Mar. 8 1803-Dec. 6, 1873 [b. at Chazy, N. Y., a. 70 
years, 7 months.] 
Sarah R. WiUett Feb. 19, 1814-Oct. 16, 1898 

WUley* 
Sylvester Willey 1851-1903 
Mary E. Willey 1857- 
In Memory of Anna, Wife of Elezer A. WiJUams who died Dec. 21, 1829 in 

the 3l8t [?] year of her age. 
Betsey P. WilHams Died March 31, 1833 M. 30 Years. 
Ebenezer Williams Died Dec. 14, 1848 M. 80 Years. 
Emily A. Wife of G. W. WiUiams. Died Jan. 27, 1880. Aged 62 Y'rs. & 
1 Mo. [Dau. of Zebulon and Lenny Leach, b. in Bakersfield, a. 61 
years, 1 month, 6 days, widow.] 
G. W. WiUiams. Died Jan. 20, 1877. Aged 69 Y'rs. & 4 Mo's. [George 

W., son of Ebenezer Williams, a. 68 years, 4 months, 12 days.] 
Joseph F. Williams Died Sept. 9, 1831 M. 19 Years. 
Keziah Wife of Ebenezer WiUiams Died Sept. 26, 1863. Ae. 85 Ys. 
Capt. Merrit B. WUUams Co. G. 13^^ [sic, 10th] Reg. Vt. vol. wounded at 
the battle of Gettysburg Pa. Died Sept. 27th i863, M. 23 Ys. [Son 
of George W. and Emily WiUiams, d. in Bakersfield, a. 23 years, 4 
months, 19 days.] 
Jane L. RandaU Wife of David WUson Bom 1833 Died 1914 

James H. WUson 1851-19 
[Mary S. (Worthing) (Perkins) Wilson, see inscription to Aaron Worthing.] 
Hon. Wm CampbeU WUson Born July 2 1812. At Cambridge, Vt., Died 
AprU 16, 1882, At Rochester, Minn. 

Clarissa A. Pratt His Wife Died Jan. 23, 1869. JE. 52 Y'rs. [Cla- 
rissa A. P., dau. of Jeremiah and Betsey (Partridge) Pratt, d. Jan. 
20, 1869.] 
Marion L. Dau. of Hon. W. C. & C. WUson Died Dec. 13, 1852. 

JE. 5 Yrs. 6 Mos. 
Wm DeForest Wilson 1836-1900 
Lucretia D. Wife of W. D. WUson, 1835-1891. 

Frankie S. son of W. D. & Lucretia D. Wilson Died at St. Albans 

July 24. 1870, JE. 11 Yrs. 7 Mos. 21 Dys. 

Gideon Wood, Born Mar. 20, 1830, Died Dec. 30, 1905. [Son of Uriel and 

Susan (BiUings) Wood, b. May 30, 1830, d. Dec. 27, 1905, a. 75 years, 

6 months, 29 days.]t 

Norman F. Wood, Died Apr. 21, 1865, JE. 31 Ys. [b. in Fletcher, Vt., a. 

31 years, 5 months, 17 days, an attorney.] 
Little WiUie. [WUlard H., son of N. F. and Jane Wood, b. in Croyden, 
N. H., d. Dec. 10, 1864, a. 4 months.] 

Woodard 
Oscar F. Died Aug. 1, 1867, JE. 1 Y'r 11 M's. 18 D's. 
Ernest B. Died Jan. 2, 1873, JE. 1 Y'r 3 M's. 20 D's. 

Sons of 0. B. & Ameha A. Woodard 
Lena May Dau. of 0. B. & Ameha A. Woodard Died Jan. 30, 1885, 
JE. 17 Y's 6 M's. 21 D's. 
Aaron Worthing JE. 83 Yrs June 18, 1888. [Son of Abner and Sally (Bar- 
low) Worthing, b. in Barnard, Vt., a. 83 years, 24 days.] 

His Wife Electa M. Barnes JE. 82 Y'rs Dec. 6, 1893. [Dau. of Com- 
fort and Sophia (Corse) Barnes, a. 82 years, 3 months, 27 days.] 
Mary S. Wilson JE. 57 Ys. 8 m's June 13, 1894 [Dau. of Aaron and 

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Electa (Barnes) Wilson [sic], a. 57 years, 8 months, 6 days.]* 
Rob't N. Worthing M. 21 Y's 8 m's June 7, 1863. yt. Vol. died in 
Campbell Hos. Washington D. C. from wounds received in charg- 
ing the heights at Fredericksburg V. A. 
Abner Worthing, Died Apr. 6, 1853. Aged 75 y'rs. 10 mo's. 19 d's. 
Jennie D. Wood, Wife of Rev. W. B. Worthing Died Dec. 18, 1883. M. 

26 y'rs. 3 mo's. & 25 d'ys.f 
Rodney C. Worthing 1838-1893 Co. F. iBt Vt. Reg. U. S. S. S.t 
In Memory of Sally, Wife of Abner Worthing, who died Feb. 14. 1843, aged 

58 years. 
Ahna A. daughter of S. & H. S. Wright Died Oct. 11, 1857 M. 1 mo. [Dau. 

of Stephen and Harriet Wright, a. 29 days.] 
Ahna Ann Dau. of Stephen k Harriet Wright. Died Sept. 14, 1866, M. 

5 Ys. & 4 Ms. 
Harriet S. Wife of Stephen Wright, Died Oct. 25, 1866, M. 50 Yrs. [Dau. 
of Levi and Hepsey Wheelock, a. 50 years, 1 month, 10 days, acci- 
dentally burned.] 
Hosea Wright Died Aug. 11th 1864, in the 81^^ Year, of his age. [d. Aug. 

12, 1864, a. 80 years.] 
Our Mother Mariam Wife of Hosea Wright Died March 14, 1874. Aged 

72 yrs. 
In Memory of Sophia B. wife of Dorashus Wright Jr who died April 17. 
1831. aged 23 years & 6 days. 
Also an infant son of Dorashus Jr. & Sophia B. Wright, was born and 
died March 28. 1831. 
Infant Daughter of W. V. & Frankie Wright 

Additions and Corrections 

The following additions and corrections should be made ori pages 25 and 27 
of the present volume of the Register. 

Page 25, Hne 10, /or 1870 read 1868. 
Page 25, hne 22, far 1884 read 1874. 
Page 25, hne 34, after Ys. add [Dau. of Jonathan Bailey, b. in Fletcher, Vt., 

d. Apr. 1, 1873.]. 
Page 27, line 17, for Harridon read Harrison. 
Page 27, line 53, for 8 read 9. 



RECORDS OF THE FIRST CHURCH OF WELLS, ME. 

Communicated by George Sawin Stewart, A.B., of Watertown, Mass. 

[Continued from page 57] 

A Record of Infant Males that have received Baptism in the Church of 
Christ in Wells, from Decembr: 15: 1725, being brot thereunto by one or both 
of their Parents; with a Line drawn under the Parent's Name by whom they 
were respectively brot.§ 

•She was daughter of Aaron and Electa (Barnes) Worthing, and married (1) Perkina 

and (2) Wilson. 

tDaughter of N. F. Wood, died outside of Bakersfield. — m.l.s. 

JHe was eon of Aaron and Electa (Barnes) Worthing, and married (1) S. Jane (Leach) Wood, 
daughter of Joseph and Olive Leach, and (2) Rilla Field. 

§Thc names underlined in the manuscript are here printed in italics. In the records the 
baptisms of infant males are entered on the left-hand pages and the baptisms of infant females on 
the right-hand pages; but for convenience in printing this article the baptisms of infant males for 



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1726 












May 


8th 


Samuel Son of Samuel & 


Abigail 


Hatch 




22nd 


Isaac 


Thomas 


Margaret 


Killpatrick 


June 


5th 


Samuel 


Samuel 


Elizabeth 


Alcock 




19th 


Joseph 
Nathanael 


Joseph 


Abigail 


Littlefield 






Green 


Samuel 


Mary 


Moody 




26th 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Eunice 


Getchel 






Abel 


Joseph 


Eunice 


Getchel 






Michael) 
- Noah 1 


Noah 


Abigail 


Willson 






Noah 


Abigail 


Will son 






Nathanael 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


July 


3rd 


Daniel 


Malachi 


Elizabeth 


Edwards 




10th 


Ebenezer 


Jacob 


Mary 


Reylins 




17th 


Isaac 


Nathanael 


Martha 


Clark 


Septbr : 


4th: 


Joseph 


William 


Mary 


Eaton 


Octbr 


30th: 


Moses 


John 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


1726/7 












Janry: 


15th 


Ebenezer 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


1726/7 












Janry : 


15th: 


John 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


Kimbel 


May 


7th 


John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Storer 






Joseph ) 
Benjamin j 


. Joseph 


Patience 


Day 


May 


14th 


Samuel 


Ichabod 


Ruth 


Cousins 




28th 


Samuel 


Samuel 


Elizabeth 


Littlefield 


Augst 


20th 


Samuel 


Joseph 


Esther 


Credifer 


Octbr: 


11th: 


James { 
Jedidiah ) 


James 


Mary 


Wakefield 






John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Wakefield 


1727/8 












Janry : 


21st 


Jeremiah 


Ichabod 


Mary 


Dunnam 


July 


15th 


John 


Henry 


Mary 


Maddox 


Augst: 


25th 


Gibbins 


John 


Elizabeth 


Wakefield 


Octbr: 


13th 


Joseph 


Ichabod 


Ruth 


Cousins 


Octbr: 


20th 


John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Killpatrick 


Decembr :22nd 


Daniel 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 


1728/9 












Feby: 


23rd 


Daniel 


Daniel 


Sarah 


Chany 






John 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 


Aprl: 


6th 


James 


Archelaus 


Mary 


Hewit 




27th 


Amos 


Samuel 


Dorothy 


Stewart 


May 


11th: 


George 


George 


Elizabeth 


Simonton 


July 


20th 


Ithamar 




Mary 


Littlefield 


Augst: 


3rd 


Hilton 


Joseph 


Patience 


Day 




24th: 


Eleazar 


Eleazar 


Ehzabeth 


Clark 


Septbr 


13th 


Amos 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer 






Nathan 


Nathan 


Lydia 


Littlefield 


Octbr: 


12th 


Samuel 


Samu£l 


Sarah 


Jefferds 



the whole period from 15 Dec. 1725 to 27 Feb. 1754 are given first, and the baptisms of infant 
females for the same period follow those of the infant males. The brief heading at the top of each 
page, such ae "A Record of Infant Males who have received Baptism in the Church in Wells," 
or some similar heading, is omitted in this printed copy. The vertical lines which separate the 
several columns in the manuscript have also been omitted in the printed copy. In the manu- 
script record of baptisms, 1725-1754, the words "Son of" or "Datr. of," following the name of the 
child, and the sign "&," connecting the names of the parents, occur once on each page, near the 
middle of the page. In the printed copy they have been placed at the top of the page. 



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[April 



Novbr: 


9th: 


Jeremiah Son of Philip & 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 




23rd: 


Snel 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 






Thomas 


William 


Jane 


• Patton 




30th. 


James 


Enoch 


Katharin 


Davis 


1730 












Aprl: 


12th 


Jonathan 


Benjamin 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 






Samuel 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 


May 


31st: 


Nathan 












Littlefield 


Daniel 


Eleanor 


Morison 






Joseph 


Joseph 


Lydia 


Stephens 


July 


5th 


Joseph 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 




12: 


Nathanael 


John 


Elizabeth 


Killpatrick 


Augst: 


9th: 


David 


David 


Margaret 


Fulton 




16th. 


Benjamin 


William 


Margaret 


Taylor 


Novbr : 


22nd 


: Joseph 


Nathanael 


Priscilla 


Hill 


Decembr 


27th 


Joseph 


Joshua 


Meribah 


WeUs 


1730/1 












Feby 


28th: 


Samuel 


Samuel 


Dorothy 


Stewart 


Marh: 


21st: 


Jabez 


Nathan 


Lydia 


Littlefield 


May 


9th 


EHab 


John 


Sarah 


Littlefield 




30th 


Bellomy 


John 


Elizabeth 


Storer 


July 


nth 


John 


John 


Mary 


Bourn 




18th. 


William 


Joseph 


Patience 


Day 




25th. 


John 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 


Septbr: 


12th. 


Isaac 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 




19th. 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Hannah 


Hatch 


Octbr: 


10th 


Elijah 


John 


Sarah 


Littlefield 




17th: 


William 


Edward 


Sarah 


Evens 




24th 


Wentworth 


Joseph 


Mary 


Stewart 


Novbr: 


28th: 


William 


William 


Jane 


Patton 


1731/2 












Janry 


2nd: 


Peter 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 




30th: 


George 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jefferds 


Febry: 


13th 


Obadiah 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 


Aprl: 


9th 


Barak 


Gershom 


Mary 


Maxwel 


1732 












Aprl 


9th 


Dependance 


Samuel 


Elizabeth 


Littlefield 


May 


14th 


: Joseph 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 


Augst: 


6th 


: Nathanael 


John 


Elizabeth 


Killpatrick 




27th 


: Samuel 


Daniel 


Eleanor 


Morison 


Septbr: 


24th 


William 


William 


Abigail 


Low 


Decembr 


3rd 


: Nathanael 


William 


Margaret 


Tylor 






EUsha 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


1732/3 












Jany: 


2Sth 


: Elijah 


Samuel 


Dorothy 


Stewart 


Marh: 


12th 


: Daniel 


William 


Mary 


Sayer 


Aprl: 


15th 


: James 


William 


Jane 


Patton 




29th 


■ Daniel 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 


June 


3rd 


: Seth 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Hatch 




17th 


: Palsgrave 


Henry 


Mary 


Maddox 


July 


22nd 


: Josiah 


John • 


Huldah 


Winn 




29 


John 


John 


Bithia 


Cole 


Augst: 


5th 


: Samuel 


John 


Elizabeth 


Storer 




19th 


Joshua 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 




26th 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Martha 


Sayer 


Septbr : 


16th 


: Elkanah 


Ichabod 


Mary 


Dunnam 



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Octbr: 


14th: 


Elisha Son of 


John & 


Sarah 


Littlefield 




28th 


Daniel 


Joseph 


Hannah 


Hatch 


Decembr 


23rd: 


Job 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 






Benjamin 


John 


Mary 


Bourn 






Charles 


Archelaus 


Mary 


Hewit 


1733/4 












Marh: 


2nd 


Pelatiah 


Pelatiah 


Mehetabel 


Littlefield 


Aprl: 


7th 


William 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jefferds 


May 


12th 


Nathanael 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


Kimbel 


1734 












July 


28th: 


Reuben 


Philip 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 


Augst: 


25th: 


Joshua 


Joseph 


Eunice 


Getchel 






John 


John 


Deborah 


WeUs 


Septbr: 


8th: 


Zechariah 


Zechariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 






John 


John 


Mary 


Cousins 




22nd 


: John / 
Ebenezerf 


Daniel 


Eleanor 


Morison 


Novbr: 


3rd: 


Caree 


Hu^h 


Elizabeth 


Mac-Lelan 


1734/5 












Marh: 


9th: 


Robert 


David 


Margaret 


Fulton 






Abraham 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 




16th: 


Samuel 


Robert 


Alice 


Fenney 




30th: 


Benjamin 


Nathanael 


Priscilla 


HiU 






Abraham 


Edward 


Bithia 


Stewart 


Aprl: 


27th: 


Samuel 


William 


Love 


Sayer 


June 


1st: 


Thomas 


John 


Elizabeth 


Killpatrick 




8th: 


Nathanael 


Nathanael 


Hannah 


Wakefield 




18th: 


Hanz 


William 


Jane 


Patton 


Augst: 


17th 


George & { 
John i" 


John 


Mary 


Freez 






John 


John 


Rachel 


Burks 




30th 


Gideon 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 


Octbr: 


5th: 


Isaac 


Edward 


Bithia 


Stewart 




12th. 


Richard 


RicJiard 


Katharin 


Kimbel 


Novbr: 


23rd 


John 


Richard 


Mabel 


Boothby 


Decembr 28th 


Thomas 


Ephraim 


Margaret 


Poak 






Abner 


Edward 


Sarah 


Evans 




* 


Thomas / 
Abraham \ 


John 


Rachel 


Burks 


1735/6 












Jany 


6th: 


Peter 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Hatch 




18th: 


Benjamin 


Joseph 


Abigail 


Littlefield 






Jonathan 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Taylor 






Thomas 


Joshua 


Meribah 


Wells 




25th 


Nathanael 


Joseph 


Lydia 


Stephens 


Febry: 


15th 


Simon 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jefferds 




22nd 


: Jeremiah 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


Marh: 


7th: 


John 


Archelaus 


Mary 


Hewit 




14th. 


John 


William 


Abigail 


Low 


Aprl: 


18th 


Ebenezer 


Ichabod 


Mary 


Dunnam 


May 


16th 


: John 


John 


Mary 


Bourn 


June 


13th 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Abigail 


Hamblen 


July 


4th 


Stephen 


Samuel 


■ Bathsheba 


Emery 






William 


John 


Mary 


Cousins 






Josiah 


Josiah 


Mary 


Credifer 




nth 


: Elisha 


Ichabod 


Ruth 


Cousins 



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[April 





25th: 


James Son of 


John & 


Elizabeth 


Wakefield 


Augst: 


1st: 


Daniel 


Samuel 


Elizabeth 


Littlefield 




15th: 


William 


Stephen 


Lydia 


Larrabe 




29th: 


Elijah 


Samuel 


Frances 


Littlefield 


Novbr: 


7th: 


John 


James 


Anne 


Reed 


Decembr 


:14th: 


John 


John 


Deborah 


Wells 






James 


Robert 


Alice 


Fenney 


1736/7 
Jany: 


19th: 


Daniel 


Samtiel 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 


23rd: 


Joseph 


NatJianael 


Priscilla 


HiU 






Nehemiah 


NeJiemiah 


Tabitha 


Littlefield 


Febry: 


13th: 


Isaac 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 




20th: 


Samuel 


Benjamin 


Mary 


Stephens 




27th: 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Hannah 


Hatch 


1737 












Aprl: 


3rd: 


Adam 


Nathanael 


Martha 


Clark 


1737 












Aprl: 


3rd: 


Amos 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Hatch 


May 


8th: 


John 


John 


Mary 


Stewart 




15th: 


Nathanael 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 






Jonathan 


Eleazer 


Elizabeth 


Clark 






Richard 


Richard 


Katharin 


Kimbel 




22nd 


: Nathanael 


Philip 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 


June 


12th 


Joshua 


Joshuxi 


Priscilla 


Bartlet 




26th 


David 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 


July 


17th 


Joseph 


Isaac 


Jane 


Littlefield 




24th 


John 


John 


Mary 


Freez 


Augst: 


14th 


Robert 


James 


Margaret 


Dougless 


Octbr: 


16th 


: James 


James 


Grace 


Burnara 


Nov 


6th 


Joseph 


Charles 


Mary 


Annis 




20th 


: Andrew 


Joshua 


Jane 


Gray 


1737/8 












• Marh : 


19th 


: Peter 
Noah 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 






Moulton 


Pelatiah 


Mehetabel 


Littlefield 






Adam 


James 


Margaret 


EHot 


May 


7th 


: Thomas 


Richard 


Mabel 


Boothby 




21th 


: Nathanael 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


. Kimbel 




28th 


: Samuel 


John 


Elizabeth 


Wakefield 






John 


William 


Jane 


Patton 


July 


16th 


: John 


Samuel 


Bathsheba 


Emery 




23rd 


John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Trow 




30 


Daniel 


Ichabod 


Mary 


Dunnam 


Septbr: 


10th 


: David 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


Octbr: 


22nd 


: Stephen 


Stephen 


Lydia 


Larrabe 






Samuel 


John 


Deborah 


WeUs 


Decembr 


: 3rd 


: Ehsha 


George 


EHzabeth 


Butland 




26th 


James 


John 


Rachel 


Burks 


1738/S 


1 










Jany: 


7th 


: Francis 


Nehemiah 


Tabitha 


Littlefield 




21st 


Nathanael 


Nathanael 


Priscilla 


Hill 


Feby: 


4th 


Stephen 


Samuel 


Elizabeth 


Littlefield 




nth 


: Roger 


Nathan 


Lydia 


Littlefield 


Marh: 


4th 


: George 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 






Isaac 


Isaac 


Jane 


Littlefield 



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1738A 


) 










Marh: 


18th 


: John Son of Eleazar & 


Elizabeth 


Clark 






Aaron 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 






George 


Joshua 


Priscilla 


Bartlet 


Aprl: 


1st 


: Zechariah 


Zechariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 




8th 


Benjamin 


Henry 


Sarah 


Boothby 




15th 


John 


John 


Abigail 


Winn 


June 


17th 


: John 


William 


Margaret 


Taylor 






Samuel 


James 


Grace 


Burnam 




24th 


: Josiah 


John 


Abigail 


Winn 






Wilham 


John 


Mary 


Butland 


July 


15th 


: Samuel 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Emmons 




29th 


: Joseph 


Joseph 


Mary 


Goodale 


Augst: 


26th 


: Stephen 


John 


Mary 


Fairfield 


Septbr : 


2nd 


: Jonathan 


Joshita 


Meribah 


Wells 






William Eaton Josiah 


Mary 


Credifer 






Isaac 
Nathanael 


John 


Judith 


Credifer 




31st. 


Abner 


Edward 


Sarah 


Evans 


Novbr: 


18th 


: Samuel 


Caleb 


Elizabeth 


Maddox 


Decembr 


30th 


John 


Simeon 


Thanful 


Merryfield 


1739/40 










Jany 


20th 


Seth 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Taylor 


Marh: 


30th 


: Gershom 


Gershom 


Mary 


Maxwel 






John Royal James 


Eleanor 


Boston 






Peter Rict 


I Paul 


Mary 


Goodwin 


June 


1st: 


John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 




8th 


: John 


John 


Bithia 


Cole 






Ehsha 


Elijah 


Hannah 


Allen 




29th 


: Joseph 


Joseph 


Jeru^ha 


Hatch 


Augst: 


3rd 


John 


Joshua 


Jane 


Gray 




24th 


: Thomas 


Edward 


Bithia 


Stewart 


Septbr: 


5th 


: Seth 


Nathanael 


Martha 


Clark 




28th 


: Andrew 


James 


Margaret 


Eliot 


Novbr: 


2nd 


: Nathanael 


Nathanael 


Dorothy 


WeUs 


1740 












Novbr: 


2nd 


: Daniel 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Hatch 


1740/1 












Jany: 


15th 


: Samuel 


John 


Elizabeth 


Killpatrick 


Marh: 


1st: 


Simeon 

Levi 

Samuel 


Philip 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 






George 


Samuel 


Tabitha 


Butland 






Andross 












Benjamin 


Benjamin 


Jane 


Credifer 


Marh: 


29th 


Baruch 


Caleb 


Beriah 


Kimbel 


Aprl: 


5th 


: Joshua 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 




12th 


: William 


Nehemiah 


Tabitha 


Littlefield 


May 


10th 


Abraham 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


Kimbel 


June 


14th 


Forrest 


James 


Grace 


Burnam 




28th 


Stephen 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Littlefield 






Solomon 


Lemuel 


Patience 


Clark 


July 


5th 


Nathanael 


Ichabod 


Ruth 


Cousins 




19 


Nathan 


Joshua 


Meribah 


Wells • 






Joseph 


John 


Mary 


Freez 






Thomas 


James 


Abigail 


Green 



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[April 





26th: 


Moab Son of 


Andrew & 


Peg 


Negroes 


Augst: 


16th: 


Solomon 


John 


Elizabeth 


Trow 




30th: 


Benjamin 


Nathanael 


Prisdlla 


Hill 






Joseph 


Jacob 


Sarah 


Perkins 


Septbr: 


6th: 


Jeremiah 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer 


Octbr: 


4th: 


Cornelius 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 




25th: 


David 


David 


Penelope 


Lawson 


Novbr: 


1st: 


Moses 


Benjamin 


Mary 


Stephens 




8th: 


Wilh'am 


William 


Love 


Sayer 




16th: 


Josiah 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 


Decembr :27th: 


Jeremiah 


Uriah 


Sarah 


Nason 


1741/2 












Jany: 


3rd: 


Samuel 


John 


Mary 


Bourn 






Daniel 


John 


Abigail 


Winn 




31 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Taylor 






Joshua 


Joseph 


Jerusha 


Hatch 


1742 












Marh: 


28th 


George 


John 


Mary 


Bennet 


Aprl: 


4th 


John 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Penney 






Daniel 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Penney 






Abraham 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Penney 




18th 


: Nathan 


Nathan 


Tabitha 


Hatch 






Jesse 


Nathan 


• Tabitha 


Hatch 






John 


John 


Susanna 


Mac-Don nel 


May 


16th 


Benjamin 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 




23rd 


John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 


June 


13th 


John 


James 


Hephzibah 


Ross 




27th 


John 


Jedidiah 


Martha 


Preble 


July 


nth 


Thomas 


Thomas 


Mary 


Kimbel 






James 


Thomas 


Mary 


Kimbel 


Septbr: 


5th: 


Simeon 


Simeon 


Thankful 


Merr3rfield 


1742/2 


> 










Feby: 


6th: 


Robert 


Nathanael 


Dorothy 


Wells 


Aprl: 


3rd: 


Joseph 


Samuel 


Dorothy 


Stewart 






Samuel 


Zechariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 


May 


8th 


Jacob 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 




15th 


: Daniel 


James 


Hephzibah 


Ross 




27th 


Benjamin 


James 


Mary 


Wakefield 






Nathanael 


Nathanael 


Hannah 


Wakefield 






John 


Edward 


Sarah 


Evans 






William 


Thomas 


Hannah 


Wormwood 


July 


3rd 


Ebenezer 


Job 


Elizabeth 


Low 




10th 


John 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Day 




17th 


Samuel 


John 


Elizabeth 


Storer 






Eli 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 




31st: 


Heber 


Caleb 


Beriah . 


Kimbel 






Daniel 


Thomas 


Mary 


Kimbel 


Augst: 


7th 


Israel 


John 


Elizabeth 


Trow 






Uriah Nason 


James 


Philadelphia 


Rankins 




21st: 


Samuel 


George 


Mary 


Jacob 




28th 


• Joshua 


Samuel 


Bithia 


Rutland 


Octbr: 


9th 


: Isaac 


John 


Judith 


Credifer 






Andrew 


Andrew 


Peg 


Negroes 


1743 












Novbr: 


6th 


: Timothy 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 






Moses 


Samuel 


Bathsheba 


Emery 



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Ill 







Benjamin Son of BeTi/amin & 


Mary 


Stephens 




13th: 


Jeremiah 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Littlefield 




27th: 


Samuel 


John 


Deborah 


Wells 


Decembr 


:25th: 


Nehemiah 












Gray 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Penney 


1743/4 












Jany: 


8th: 


Robert 


John 


Susanna 


Mack-Don n el 


Feby: 


5th: 


Matthias 


Joshua 


Priscilla 


Bartlet 




19th: 


Hezekiah 


James 


Mary 


Wakefield 






Isaiah 


John 


Elizabeth 


Wakefield 




• 


Jesse 


Stephen 


Lydia 


Larrabe 






John 


SamiLel 


Abigail 


Emmons 


Marh: 


18th: 


Abraham 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 




25th: 


Thomas 


Joseph 


Mary 


Goodale 


Aprl: 


1st: 


Daniel 


William 


Love 


Sayer 






Nathanael 


John 


Abigail 


Winn 




8th: 


Samuel 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 




22nd 


: Joseph 


John 


Mary 


Bourn 


May 


18th: 


John 


John 


Mary 


Butland 


June 


10th: 


Daniel 


Daniel 


Frances 


Sayer 




17th: 


Jacob 


Jacob 


Anna 


Perkins 


• 


24th: 


Jonathan 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 


July 


1st: 


Joseph 


Lemuel 


Patience 


Clark 




8th: 


John 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 




10th: 


Jacob 


Edward 


Sarah 


Evans 






Simeon 1 
Levi 


Nathanael 


Hannah 


Wakefield 






Eli 


Thomas 


Hannah 


Wormwood 




15th 


John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Perkins 


Augst: 


5th 


Samuel 


Job 


Sarah 


Low 




12th 


: Israel 


Nehemiah 


Joanna 


Annis 


Septbr: 


2nd 


: Joel 


John 


Mary 


Bennet 




16th 


: James 


Jarhes 


Sarah 


Boston 




23rd 


: Jacob 


Nathanael 


Lydia 


Clark 


Octbr: 


7th 


: Reuben 


Samuel 


Dorothy 


Stewart 


1744 












Octbr: 


28th 


: Joshua 


Josiah 


Mary 


Credifer 






Jonathan 


George 


Elizabeth 


Butland 


Novbr: 


18th 


: Abijah 


Philip 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 


Decembr 


16th 


Isaac 


Isaac 


Hannah 


Buswel 


1744/5 












Jany: 


6th 


: Richard 


Caleb 


Elizabeth 


Maddox 


Marh: 


10th 


: Joshua 


William 


Margaret 


Taylor 




24th 


: Elisha 


Samuel 


Mary 


Littlefield 


Aprl: 


7th 


: John 


John 


Bithia 


Wormwood 




14th 


: Samuel 


Richard 


Hannah 


Kimbel 






Joseph 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Stewart 




21st: 


Joshua 


John 


Elizabeth 


Killpatrick 


May 


5th 


: Samuel 


Richard 


Mabel 


Boothby 




12th 


: Benaiah 


Joshua 


Meribah 


Wells 




26th 


: James 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


June 


16th 


: Abraham 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 






Joseph 


Joshua 


Anne 


Goodwin 


Augst: 


4th 


: John 


Nathanael 


Miriam 


Chapman 


Septbr: 


1st 


Abraham 


Thomas 


Mary 


Kimbel 


Octbr: 


27th 


: Joshua 


Joshua 


Anne 


Eaton 



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[April 







Caleb Son of 


Caleb & 


Beriah 


Kimbel 


Novbr: 


3rd: 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Day 






William 


Nehemiah 


Joanna 


Annis 






Abraham 


Sparks 


Phebe 


Perkins 


Decembr 


:15th: 


John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 




29th: 


Daniel 


John 


Deborah 


Wells 


1745/6 












Jany: 


5th: 


Samuel 


Jedidiah 


Martha 


Preble 


Marh: 


16th: 


Richard 


Richard 


Sarah 


Walker 




23rd: 


Joshua 


Benjamin 


Lydia 


Kimbel 




27th: 


Jacob 


Samuel 


Tabitha 


• Butland 


Aprl: 


6th: 


Jedidiah 


Job 


Sarah 


Low 


1746 












Aprl: 


6th: 


Joshua 


Joshua 


Joanna 


Edwards 




27th: 


Eli 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Penney 


May- 


4th: 


Job 


David 


Sarah 


Low 




11th: 


Benjamin 


Joseph 


EUzabeth 


Day 






Samuel 


Ithamar 


Margaret 


Littlefield 




18th: 


Joseph 


Joseph 


Jeru^ha 


Hatch 


June 


22nd 


: Jonathan 


Nathanael 


Priscilla 


Hill 






Abraham 


John 


Mary 


Bourn 


July 


6th 


John 


George 


Mary 


Jacob 




13th 


Daniel 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


• 


27th 


John 


Josiah 


Mary 


Credifer 


Augst: 




Thomas 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 


Septbr: 


21 


Samuel 


Daniel 


Frances 


Sayer 


Novbr: 


2nd 


: John 


John 


Susanna 


Low 


Novbr: 


9th. 


WilHam 


Simeon 


Thankful 


Merryfield 




23rd. 


Paul 


Paul 


Mary 


Goodwin 






William 


James 


Sarah 


Boston 


Decembr 


:21st 


Jeremiah 


John 


Mary 


Butland 


1746/7 












Feby: 


8th 


Joel 


Stephen 


Lydia 


Larrabe 






John 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Cousins 






William 


John 


Rachel . 


Burks 






Thomas 


Thomas 


Hannah 


Wormwood 






James 


James 


Hephzibah 


Ross 


Febry: 


22nd 


Nathan 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


Marh: 


22nd 


: John 


John 


Phebe 


Maxwel 


Aprl: 


12th 


: Ehjah 


Elijah 


Hannah 


Allen 




26th 


Daniel 


Joseph 


Mary 


Goodale 


May 


3rd 


: William 


Joshua 


Meribah 


Wells 






Joshua 


Joshua 


Anne 


Goodwin 






Daniel 


David 


Abigail 


Maxwel 




10th 


: Solomon 


Lemuel 


Sarah 


Hatch 




24th 


: David 


Daniel 


Mary 


Morison 


June 


14th 


: Ithamar 


Ithamar 


Margaret 


Littlefield 




28th 


: Asher 


Andrew 


Peg 


Negroes 


1747 












July 


5th 


: Isaac 


Sparks 


Phebe 


Perkins 




19th 


: Levi 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


Augst f 


2nd 


Elias 


John 


Deborah 


Jacob 




23rd 


Joseph 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 


Septbr: 


6th 


: Bartholomew 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jefferds 




12th 


: Job 


Nathan 


Tabitha 


Hatch 




13th 


: Isaac 


Richard 


Hannah 


Kimbel 



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Nathanael Son of Samuel & 


Hannah 


Treadwel 




27th: 


Jotham 


Jonathan 


Hannah 


Littlefield 


Octbr: 


4th: 


Nehemiah 


Nehemiah 


Joanna 


Annis 




11th: 


Joel 


Benjamin 


Mary 


Stephens 




18th: 


Benjamin 


Benjamin 


Hannah 


Hatch 


Novbr 

1747/8 
Feby 


29th: 


John Light 


Nathanael 


Dorothy 


Wells 


14th: 


Nathanael 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 






James 


James 


Philadelphia 


Rahkins 




28th 


Israel 


John 


Elizabeth 


Wakefield 






Thomas 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Cousins 


Marh: 


13th 


: Samuel 


Samuel 


Alice 


Curtis 




20th 


: Hezekiah 


Nehemiah 




Harrenden 




27th 


: Benjamin 


Benjamin 


Lydia 


Kimbel 


Aprl: 


3rd 


: James 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 




10th 


: William 


Jedidiah 


Martha 


Preble 






John 


John 


Elizabeth 


Trow 


May 


29th 


: Dependance 


John 


Deborah 


Wells 


June 


5th 


: Josiah 


John 


Deborah 


Littlefield 


July 


17th 


: Abraham 


John 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 


Augst: 


14th 


: Joshua 


William 


Lydia 


Hilton 


Septbr: 


nth 


: Noah 


Michael 


Mary 


Willson 


Octbr: 


9th 


: Joshua 


James 


Sarah 


Killpatrick 




nth 


: Edmund 


Anthony 


Alice 


Littlefield 




23rd 


: James 


Philip 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 




30th 


: Seth 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Taylor 


Decembi 


■: 4th 


: Alexander 


David 


Abigail 


Maxwel 




18th 


: Stephen 


John 


Abigail 


Winn 


1748A 


) 










Jany: 


22nc 


I : Samuel 


Samuel 


Mary 


Littlefield 


Aprl: 


9th 


: Daniel 


Pelatiah 


Mehetabel 


Littlefield 




16th 


I : Francis 


Daniel 


Frances 


Sayer 




23rd 


[ : Jacob 


Richard 


Hannah 


Kimbel 






Andrew 


Thomas 


Hannah 


Wormwood 






Pendleton 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Enmions 






Obadiah 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Emmons 




30tb 


I : Jacob 


Sparks 


Phebe 


Perkins 


May 


7tl] 


I : Joseph 


Joseph 


Mary 


Wirm 






Abraham 


Benjamin 


Mary 


Day 




14th 


i: Jonathan 


Joseph 


Mercy 


Getchel 






Francis 


Francis 


Ruth 


Hatch 


June 


4tl 


i: Aaron 


Joseph 


Mary 


Wheelwright 






Joseph 


Ithamar 


Margaret 


Littlefield 




18tl 


i: Joseph 


Josiah 


Mary 


Credifer 




25ti 


i: Joseph 


Joshua 


Anne 


Eaton 






Abraham 


Shubael 


Mary 


Boston 


Augst: 


27tl 


i: William 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 


Septbr: 


3r( 


i: James 


Samuel 


Hannah 


Treadwel 






John 


Philip 


Mary 


Pike 






Joseph 


John 


Susanna 


Mac-Donnel 




17t] 


i: Job 


David 


Sarah 


Low 


Octbr: 


lsi 


}: Samuel 


Samuel 


Alice 


Curtis 




15t] 


i: Azadiah 


Caleb 


Beriah 


Kimbel 


Novbr: 


12tl 


1 : Abraham 


Charles 


Mary 


Annis 


Decembr lOt 


i: George 


George 


Mary 


Jacob 



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[April 



1749/50 
Jany: 28th 

1749/50 
Marh: 4th: 
Aprl: 29th: 



John Son of Daniel & Mary 



May- 
June 
July 
Augst: 

Septbr: 

Octbr: 
Novbr 



6th 
27th 

3rd 
10th 

8th 
22nd 

5th; 



9th 
16th 
30th 

7th: 

7th: 
18th: 



Decembr: 9th; 



1750 
Decembr: 16 



Apr: 
June 
June 
Aug: 
Mar: 



1751. 
1752 
1752 
1752 
1752 



May 27. 1753. 

May 27. 1753. 

May 27. 1753 

Sep: 1752 

June 13 1753. 

June 13 1753 

Janr: 20 1754. 



Benaiah 

Israel 

Joseph 

Ezekiel 

Samuel 

John 

Ezekiel 

William 

Joseph 

John 

David 

Eliakim 

Theodore 

Samuel 

John 

Eli 

EHsha 

Ebenezer 

Caleb 

Samuel 

Stephen 

Seth 

Ebenezer 

John 

Daniel 

Jacob 

Josiah 



Job 

Richard 

Stephen 

John 

Thomas 

John 

Isaac 

Shubael 

Daniel 

Stephen 

Edmund 

William 

Jeremiah 

Jeremiah 

Samtiel 

Samuel 

John 

Joseph 

Paul 

Nathanael 

Joshua 

Samuel 

Nathanael 

John 

David 

Sparks 



Sarah 

Hannah 

Abigail 

Ruth 

Abigail 

Sarah 

Hannah 

Mary 

Frances 

Lois 

Ruth 

Lydia 

Abigail 

Abigail 

Margaret 

Tabitha 

Susanna 

Mehetabel 

Mary 

Abigail 

Joanna 

Mary 

Dorothy 

Mary 

Abigail 

Phebe 



Morison 

Low 

Kimbel 

Titcomb 

Wakefield 

Cousins 

Maddocks 

Buswel 

Boston 

Sayer 

Annis 

Welch 

HUton 

Littlefield 

Storer 

Emery 

Butland 

Littlefield 

Sayer 

Goodwin 

Wheelwright 

Edwards 

Hatch 

Wells 

Storer 

Maxwel 

Perkins 



John 



Benjamin Beja 

Little of Wells 
Ezra Caleb 

Smith of Falmouth 
Samuel John 

Smith of Falmouth 
John John 

Smith of Falmth: 
Beiija: Joseph 

rill of Biddeford 
David Michael 

Clark of Dan vers. 
Jonathan Michael 

Clark of Danvers. 
Daniel Daniel 

Clark of Danvers. 
Thomas Simeon 

Chase of New-Castle 
James John 

Hovey of Arundel 
Asa Nehemiah 

Hovey of Arundel 
BeUomy John 

Little of Wells. 



Deborah Wells 

Lydia Kimball, by Mr. 

Bethia Kimball by Mr. 

Mary Storer. Junr by Mr: 

Susannah Littlefield by Mr: 

Mary Winn by Mr: Mor- 

Mary Willson by Mr: 

Mary WiUson by Mr. 

Mary Morrison by Mr. 

Thankful Merryfield by Mr. 

Bethiah Wormwood by Mr. 

Tabitha Littlefield by Mr. 

Mary Storer Junr: by Mr: 



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Deer: 23 1753 Joseph Son of Edmund & Ruth 

of Berwick. 
July 18 1753 Jeremiah Jeremiah Sarah 

Hovey of Arundell. 
May 27 1753 Moses Eliab Bathsheba Littlefield by Mr: 

Clark of Danvers 



Welch by Mr. Wise 
Stewart by Mr. ' 



A Re[c]ord of Infant Females who have received Baptism in the Church of 
Christ in Wells, from Decembr: 15: 1725, being brot thereunto by one or both 
their Parents; with a Line drawn under the Parent's Name by whom they 
were respectively brot. 



Janry: 


23rd 


Abigail Datr: 


of Daniel & 


Eleanor 


Morison 


Feby: 


20th 


Phebe 


Samuel 


Elizabeth 


Littlefield 


Aprl: 


17th 


Mary 


Peter 


Elizabeth 


Rich 


May 


8th 


Abigail | 












Sarah > 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Hatch 






Mary ) 








Juae 


19th 


Hannah "] 












Abigail ( 
Jemima 


Joseph 


Abigail 


Littlefield 






Mary 












Mary 


Samuel 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 


June 


26th 


Penninnah 


Joseph 


Eunice 


Getchel 


July 


10th 


Martha 


Robert 


Mary 


Connaway 


Octbr: 


23rd: 


Annis 


Philip 


Kezia 


Durrel 


1727 












Marh: 


26th 


Miriam 


Gershom 


Mary 


Maxwel 


May 


7th 


Dorcas \ 
Hannah J 
Patience f 






k 






Sarah > 


Joseph 


Patience 


Day 






Phebe ( 












Mary i 












PriscQla / 








July 


2nd 


Mary 


John 


Mary 


Fairfield 




9th 


Ehzabeth 


Benjamin 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 


Augst 


13th 


Eed 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 


Septbr: 


3rd 


Hannah . 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 




10th 


Ehzabeth 


George 


Ehzabeth 


Simonton 


1727 












Octbr: 


let 


Sarah 


Naihanad 


Martha 


Clark 




11th 


Mary 


James 


Mary 


Wakefield 






Sarah 


PhHip 


Kezia 


Durrel 


Decembr 


31st 


Mary 


Enoch 


Kaiharin 


Davis 


1727/8 


1 










Jany: 


21st 


Bathsheba 


Philip 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 




28th 


Susanna 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


June 


16th: 


Ehzabeth 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jefferds 


July 


7th: 


Phebe 


William 


Mary 


Sayer 




12th 


Joanna 


Nathan 


Lydia 


Littlefield 




15th 


Mary | 
Ruth J 


Henry 


Mary 


Maddox 


Octbr: 


13th: 


Mary 


Nathan 


Lydia 


littlefield 




20th 


Agnes 


Thomas 


Mary 


Boulton 


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[April 



1728/9 












Febry: 


9th 


Mary Datr: 


of John & 


Mary 


Bourn 


Marh: 


2nd 


Miriam 


Gershom 


Mary 


Maxwel 


Aprl: 


6th: 


Hephzibah 


Francis 


Hephzibah 


Littlefield 


May- 


4th 


EHzabeth 


John 


Elizabeth 


Storer 


June 


15th 


Esther 


William 


Abigail 


Low 


July 


6th 


Abigail 


Ichabod 


Mary 


Dunnam 




13th 


Zerviah 


Philip 


Kezia 


Durrel 




27th 


Ruth 


William 


Mary 


Eaton 


Augst: 


3rd: 


Sarah 


William 


Mary 


Sayer 


Novbr: 


9th 


Abigail 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 




16th 


EUzabeth 


Samuel 


Elizabeth 


Littlefield 




23rd 


Isabella 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 


1729/30 




■ 






Jany: 


18th 


Hephzibah 


Francis 


Hephzibah 


Littlefield 


Aprl: 


26th: 


Kezia 


John 


Bithia 


Cole 


May 


10th: 


Lydia 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 




17th 


Patience 


Nathanael 


Martha 


Clark 


July 


5th: 


Rebekah 


Joseph 


Esther 


Credifer 


Novbr: 


1st 


Hannah 


Joseph 


Eunice 


Getchel 






Mary 


Moses 


Luce 


. Stephens 


Decembr 20th 


Bathsheba 


Samuel 


Bathsheba 


Emery 


1730/1 












Febry: 


14th 


Hephzibah 


Moses 


Elizabeth 


Stephens 






Abigail 


Thomas 


Hannah 


Goodwin 






Lydia 


William 


Mary 


Sayer 


Marh: 


28th 


Joanna 


SamvM 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 


Aprl: 


4th: 


Hannah 


Richard 


Mabel 


Boothby 




11th: 


Lydia 


Ichabod 


Mary 


Dunnam 




18 


Jane 


Archelau^ 


Mary 


Hewit 


June 


20th: 


Dorcas 


James 


Mary 


Wakefield 






EHzabeth 


John 


Elizabeth 


Wakefield 


Augst: 


1st: 


Eed 


John 


Bithia 


Cole 




15th 


Mercy 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


Kimbel 




18th 


Ruth 


Charles 


Mary 


Annis 


Septbr: 


12th 


Rebekah 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 


Novbr: 


28th 


Ruth 


Ichabod 


Ruth 


Cousins 


Decembr 


:12th 


Rebekah 


Robert 


Alice 


Fenney 






Hephzibah 


Philip 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 


1732 












Aprl: 


16th 


Abigail 


Moses 


Luce 


Stephens 




23rd 


Jerusha 


Enoch 


Katharin 


Davis 


June 


4th 


Mary 


Stephen 


Lydia 


Larrabe 




25th 


Susanna 


Nathanael 


Martha 


Clark 


July 


9th 


Hephzibah 


Pelatiah 


Mehetabel 


Littlefield 


Augst: 


28th 


Abigail 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer 


Septbr: 


10th: 


Mary 


James 


Margaret 


Dougless* 






Mehetabel 


Nathan 


Lydia 


Littlefield* 


1732 














24th: 


Sarah 


Joshua 


Meribah 


Wells 






Miriam 


Ephraim 


Margaret 


Poak 


Novbr: 


5th 


Sarah 


David 


Margaret 


Fulton 


Decembr 


3rd 


Hannah 


Nathanael 


Priscilla 


Hill 


1732/3 


t 










Jany: 


14th 


Elizabeth 


Robert 


Alice 


Fenney 



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28th 


Hannah Datr : of Nathanael 


& Abigail 


Wheelwright 


Aprl: 


8th 


Sarah 


Samuel 


Bathsheba 


Emery 


July 


29th 


Jemima 


Benjamin 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 


Augst. 


12th 


Elizabeth 


Richard 


Mabel 


Boothby 






Hannah Jacob 


Joseph 


Lydia 


Stephens 


Septbr: 


16th 


Hannah 


Nathanael 


Hannah • 


Wakefield 






Rachel 


John 


Elizabeth 


Wakefield 


Octbr: 


8th 


Susanna 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 


Novt: 


4th 


Elizabeth 


Joseph 


Patience 


Day 




nth 


Mary 


Samuel 


Frances 


Littlefield 


Decembr 


. 9th 


Lydia 


Joseph 


Esther 


Credifer 


Decembr :23rd: 


Tabitha 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 


1733/4 












Jany 


6th: 


Sarah 


Jam£S 


Sarah 


Kill Patrick 




13th 


Lydia 


Nathan 


Lydia 


Littlefield 


Feby: 


3rd: 


Mary 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


Marh: 


2nd 


Susanna 


Gershom 


Mary 


Maxwel 




13 


Charity 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


Aprl: 


21: 


Priscilla 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer 


1734 












May 


12th: 


Rebekah 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 






Lydia 


Joshua 


Meribah 


WeUs 


June 


16th: 


Katharin 


Enoch 


Katharin 


Davis 




23rd: 


Abigail 


Nathanael 


Martha 


Clark 






Margaret 


Jam£s 


Margaret 


Dougless 






Katharin 


Stephen 


Lydia 


Larrabe 




30th: 


Dorothy 


Samuel 


Elizabeth 


Littlefield 


Augst: 


25th: 


Sarah 


John 


Bithia 


Cole 


Septbr: 


8th: 


Bathsheba 


Zechariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 


Octbr: 


6th. 


Lydia 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 






Luce 


Moses 


Luce 


Stephens 


1734/5 












Marh: 


9th 


Tabitha 


Zechariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 


May ■ 


4th 


Abigail 


James 


Mary 


Wakefield 


June 


8th 


Susanna 


Joseph 


Martha 


Sayer 






Meribah 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 






Dorcas 


Samuel 


Dorothy 


Stewart 


July 


27th 


Mary 


Charles 


Mary 


Annis 


Augst: 


3rd. 


Ehzabeth 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 


Octbr: 


26th 


Kezia 


Josiah 


Mary 


Credifer 


Novbr: 


9th. 


Mary 


John 


Elizabeth 


Storer 


Decembr 


:28th 


: Margaret ) 
Rachel ) 


John 


Rachel 


Burks 


1735/6 












Jany: 


nth 


Sarah 


James 


Margaret 


Dougless 






Anne 


' John 


Hannah 


Stephens 






Mary 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 


1735/6 












Feby: 


8th 


Esther 


Joseph 


Patience 


Day 


Aprl: 


18th 


: Martha 


Gershom 


Mary 


Maxwel 


May 


9th 


: Kezia 


John 


Bithia 


Cole 






Kezia 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


June 


13th 


Susanna 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


Kimbel 




20th 


: Anna 


Jam^ 


Lydia 


Littlefield 


July 


18th 


: Eunice 


Zebulun 


Penninnah 


Stewart 



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[April 



Augst: 


15th" 


Aim J ■Datr:of John & 


Elizabeth 


Trow 


Octbr: 




Mary- 


William 


Love 


Sayer 


1736/7 










• 


Marh: 


20th 


Sarah 


Enoch 


Katharin 


Davis 


May- 


8th 


Luce 


Moses 


Luce 


Stephens 




29th 


Sarah 


Henry 


Sarah 


Boothby 


June 


19th 


Mary 


John 


Elizabeth 


Kiilpatrick 






Rebekah 


John 


Mary 


Butland 






. Hannah 


Edward 


Bithia 


Stewart 




26th 


Tabitha 


Zechariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 






Ehzabeth 


William 


Margaret 


Willson 






Martha 


William 


Jane 


Patton 


July 


17th 


' Elizabeth 


John 


Rachel 


Burks 




24th 


Elizabeth 


John 


Elizabeth 


Gooch 


Augst: 


7th 


Hannah 


Nathanael 


Hannah 


Wakefield 




28th 


Hannah 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Taylor 


Septbr: 


11th 


• Lydia 


Jacob 


Sarah 


Perkins 


Decembr 


: 4th 


Dorothy 


Nathanel 


Dorothy 


WeUs 




nth 


Meribah 


Joshua 


Meribah 


WeUs 


1737/8 












Marh : 


5th 


Sarah 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jefferds 






Abigail 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


Aprl: 


2nd 


: Eed 


John 


Bithia 


Cole 


1738 












Aprl: 


2nd 


Susanna 


Zebulun 


Penninndh 


Stewart 




23rd. 


Mary 


Archelaus 


Mary 


Hewit 


May 


7th: 


Eleanor 


Elijah 


Hannah 


Allen • 




14th: 


Ehzabeth 


John 


Elizabeth 


Perkins 


June 


25th: 


Sarah 


William 


Love 


Sayer 


July 


30th 


Abigail 


John 


Mary 


Cousins 


Augst: 


20th: 


Joanna 


John 


Mary 


Bourn 




27th 


Susanna 


Shadrech 


Susanna 


Watson 


Decembr 


:31st. 


Dorcas 


James 


Lydia 


Littlefield 






Sarah 


William 


Abigail 


Low 


1738/9 












Feby: 


4th 


Tabitha 


Daniel 


Eleanor 


Morison 




18th 


Dorcas 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 


Marh: 


4th 


: Jane 


James 


Margaret 


Willson 


Aprl: 


1st: 


Rebekah 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 


May 


6th 


Elizabeth 


John 


Elizabeth 


Storer 






Sarah 


Jacob 


Sarah 


Perkins 




20th 


• Elizabeth 


Benjamin 


Mary 


Stephens 






Ohve 


John 


Ehzabeth 


Perkins 


June 


17th 


Jerusha 


Enoch 


Katharin 


Davis 


July 


1st: 


Sarah 


John 


Sarah 


Webber 




8th 


: Deborah 


Caleb 


Beriah 


Kimbel 




29th 


: Sarah 


Joshua 


Mary 


Eaton 


Augst: 


26th 


: Priscilla 


Joseph 


Lydia 


Stephens 


Septbr: 


16th 


: Joanna 


Moses 


Luce 


Stephens 




31st: 


Sarah 


Benjamin 


Jane 


Credifer 


1739/40 










Feby: 


17th 


: Jane 


Archelaus 


Mary 


Hewit 




24th 


: Ohve 


Francis 


Hannah 


Littlefield 


Marh: 


16th 


: Ruth 


Caleb 


Elizabeth 


Maddox 




23rd 


: Hannah 


Isaac 


Hannah 


Buswel 



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Aprl: 


13th 


Hephzibah Datr : of Pelatiah & Mehetabel 


Littlefield 




20th 


: Sarah 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


May 


4th 


: Elizabeth 


William 


Jane 


Patton 


June 


15th 


: Abigail 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 


1740 












June 


15 


Lois 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 




29 


Abigail 


Charles 


Mary 


Annis 






Huldah 


Samuel 


Dorothy 


Stewart 






Hannah 


Richard 


Mabel 


Boothby 


July 


20th 


: Lydia 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Littlefield 






Meribah 


Ichabod 


Mary 


Dunnam 






Mercy 


George 


Elizabeth 


Butland 


Augst: 


17th 


: Mary . 


Robert 


Alice 


Fenney 




24th 


: Martha 


David 


Penelope 


Lawson 


1740/1 
Jany: 




Bathsheba 


Samuel 


Bathsheba 


Emery 


nth 


: Susanna 


John 


Deborah 


WeUs 


Feby: 


22 


Mary 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jefiferds 


Marh : 


1st: 


Olive 


James 


Sarah 


Kill Patrick 




22nd 


: Priscilla 


Joshua, 


Priscilla 


Bartlet 


Aprl: 


5th 


: Susanna 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 




12th 


: Eleanor 


Nathan 


Lydia 


Littlefield 




26th 


: Tabitha 


Joseph 


Esther 


Credifer 


May 


10th 


: Jemima 


Isaac 


Jane 


Littlefield 






Lois 


John 


Judith 


Credifer 


July 


5th 


: Hephzibah 


Isaac 


Hannah 


Buswel 




12th 


: Mary 


Josiah 


Mary 


Credifer 




19th 


: Esther 


Zechariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 






Elizabeth 


Thomas 


Hannah 


Wormwood 




.26th 


: Huldah 


John 


Mary 


Hatch 


Augst: 


2nd 


: Elizabeth 


John 


Mary 


Wakefield 




23rd 


: Rebekah 


Henry 


Sarah 


Boothby 


Septbr: 


27th 


: Hannah 


John 


Elizabeth 


Perkins 






Jerusha 


Paul 


Mary 


Goodwin 


Octbr: 


4th 


NeUe 


Andrew 


Pegg 


Negroes 


Novbr: 


1st: 


Mary 


Richard 


Hannah 


Kimbel 


1741 












Novbr: 


1st: 


Margaret 


William 


Margaret 


Willson 




8th 


Katharin 


Stephen 


Lydia 


Larrabe 


Decembr 


: 6th 


Hephzibah 


Zehulun 


Penninnah 


Stewart 




27th. 


Rebekah 


David 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


1741/2 












Jany: 


3rd: 


Bettey 


Edward 


Bithia 


Stewart 








Joseph 


Mary 


Goodale 




24th: 


Bettey • 


Pelatiah 


Mehetabel 


Littlefield 


Feby: 


14th: 


Abigail 


Shadrech 


Susanna 


Watson 


Marh: 


14th: 


Susanna 


John 


Susanna 


Low 


Aprl: 


4th 


Phebe 


William 


Abigail 


Low 






Joanna 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Penny 




18th: 


Katharin 


Enoch 


Katharin 


Davis 






Rebekah 


Nathan 


Tabitha 


Hatch 


May 


23rd: 


Anna 


Jacob 


Anna 


Perkins 




30th: 


Jemima 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer 


June 


13th: 


DoUey 


John 


Mary 


Freez 






Mary 


Elijah 


Hannah 


AUen 




20th: 


Mary 


Nathanael 


Abigail 


Wheelwright 



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[April 



July 


11th 


: Sarah Datr: 


of William & 


Jane 


Patton 






Hannah 




Anne 


Taylor 


Augst: 


22nd 


: Hannah 


Richard 


Sarah 


Walker 




29th 


: Phebe 


Lemuel 


Patience 


Clark 


Octbr: 


3rd 


: Dorothy 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Littlefield 






EHzabeth 


Benjamin 


Hannah 


Hatch 


• 


24th 


: Olive 


Ephraim 


Mary 


Low 


1742/3 












Marh: 


6th 


: Persis 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


Aprl: 


10th 


: Elizabeth 


Richard 


Hannah 


Kimbel 




17th 


: Lydia 


Nathanael 


Lydia 


Clark 




24th 


' Rachel 


Benjamin 


Jane 


Credifer 


May 


8th 


Susanna 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jefferds 






Priscilla 


Isaac 


Jane 


Littlefield 




22nd 


: Mary 


John 


Elizabeth 


Perkins 




27th 


: Rebekah 


NcUhanael 


Hannah 


Wakefield 




29th 


: OUve 


Moses 


LiLce 


Stephens 


1743 












June 


26th 


. Lydia 1 
Miriam f 


Ichabod 


Mary 


Dun nam 






Elizabeth 


Job 


Sarah 


Low 






Hannah 


Zebulun 


Peninnah 


Stewart 


Augst: 


21st: 


Sarah 


Nathan 


Tabitha 


Hatch 




28th 


: Ruth 


Shadrech 


Susanna 


Watson 


Septbr: 


4th 


: Mary 


Joshua 


Meribah 


WeUs 


Octbr: 


16th 


: Tabitha 


Nehemiah 


Tabitha 


Littlefield 






Olive 




Mary 


Taylor 


Octbr: 


30th 


: Sarah 


Joshua 


Sarah 


Kimbel 


Decembr 


:25th 


Mary 


John 


Mary 


Cousins 


1743/4 












Jany: 


18th 


Mercy 


Samuel 


Mercy 


Curtis 




19th 


Mary 


John 


Rachel 


Burks 


Marh: 


18th 


Esther 


Archelau^ 


Mary 


Hewit 


Marh: 


25th 


Lydia 


Richard 


Sarah 


Walker 






Sarah 


James 


Sarah 


Killpatrick 






Eleanor 


Benjamin 


Lydia 


Kimbel 


Aprl: 


1st: 


Hannah 


William 


Love 


Sayer 




15th 


Martha 


James 


Philadelphia 


Rankins 




29 


Hannah 


George 


Mary 


Jacob 


May 


20th 


: * Mary 


James 


Margaret 


Willson 


June 


17th 


• Ednar 


Enoch 


Katharin 


Davis 






Mary 


Simeon 


Thankful 


Merryfield 






Susanna 


John 


Susanna 


Low 


July 


15th 


Mercy 


Joseph 




Day* 






Elizabeth 


Joseph 


Elizabeth 


Taylor 


Augst: 


5th 


Sarah 


John 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 






Mehetabel 


Joseph 


Mary 


Winn 




26th. 


Hannah 


Joseph 


Jerusha 


Hatch 


Septbr: 


9th. 


Elizabeth 


James 


Hephzibah 


Ross 


Novbr: 


18th 


Esther 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 


Decembr 


2nd 


Phebe 


Sparks 


Phebe 


Perkins 




16th 


Mehetabel 


Pelatiah 


Mehetabel 


Littlefield 


1744/5 












Jany: 


6th 


Lydia 


John 


Lydia 


Mitchel 






Abigail 


Caleb 


Elizabeth 


Maddox 



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121 





13th: 


Katharin Datr 


: of Nathanael & Abigail 


Wheelwright 


Feby: 


3rd: 


Katharin 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Cousins 




17th: 


Molley 


Thomas 


Abigail 


Haley 


Marh: 


10th: 


Anne 


James 


Jane 


Morden 


Aprl: 


7th: 


Patience 


Peter 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


May 


5th: 


Eunice 


Joseph 


Mehetabel 


Sayer 






Elizabeth 


Richard 


Mabel 


Boothby 






Mercy 


Samuel 


Alice 


Curtis 




26th: 


Susanna 


Daniel 


Mary 


Morison 


June 


3rd: 


Martha 


Nathanael 


Dorothy 


WeUs 






Dorothy 


Elijah 


Hannah 


Allen 


July 


21st: 


Mercy 


Isaac 


Jane 


Littlefield 






Abigail 


John 


Honour 


Watson 


Augst: 


11th: 


Abigail 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Jefferds 






Elizabeth 


Zechariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 


Octbr: 


6th: 


Elizabeth 


Paid 


Mary 


Goodwin 




13th: 


Abigail 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer 


Novbr: 


24th: 


Sarah 


James 


Philadelphia 


Rankins 






Hannah 


Samuel 


Hannah 


Tread wel 


Decembr 


: 8th: 


Susanna 


Nathan 


Tabitha 


Hatch 




15 


Mary 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 


1745/6 




. 








Jany: 


12th: 


Mary 


Nehemiah 


Tabitha 


Littlefield 


Feby: 


2 


Hannah 


Benjamin 


Jane 


Credifer 


Marh: 


30th: 


Abigail 


Michael 


Mary 


Willson 


May 


4th. 


Hannah 


David 


Sarah ' 


Low 






Hannah 


Joshua 


Priscilla 


Bartlet 






Lydia 1 
Persis f 


Joseph 


Lydia 


Stephens 






Tabitha 


John 


Deborah 


Littlefield 


June 


1st: 


Dorothy 


John 


Mary 


Cousins 






Priscilla 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Stewart 


1746 












June 


22nd 


: Rebekah 


Philip 


Mary 


Pike 






Bettye 


James 


Sarah 


Killpatrick 




29th 


: Bettye 


John 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 


July 


14th 


: Abigail 


Daniel 


Mary 


Morison 




20th 


: Martha 


Nathanael 


Lydia 


Clark 


Augst: 


10th 


: Mary 


Joseph 


Mary 


Winn 




24th 


: Abigail 


John 


Abigail 


Winn 


Novbr: 


6th 


: Patience 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 


Novbr: 


9th 


: Huldah 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


1746/7 












Feby: 


8th 


: Lydia 


James 


Mary 


Wakefield 






Abigail 


Jacob 


Abigail 


Curtis 






Mary 


Samuel 


Mary 


Littlefield 




22 


Abigail 


Isaac 


Jane 


Littlefield 


Marh: 


29th 


: Priscilla 


Charles 


Mary 


Annis 


Aprl: 


26th 


: Lydia 


John 


Elizabeth 


Perkins 


May 


3rd 


: Meribah 


Zechariah 


Elizabeth 


Goodale 




10th 


: Sarah 


Samuel 


Bathsheba 


Emery 






Mary 


John 


Susanna 


MacDonnel 




17th 


: Tabitha 


Samuel 


Tabitha 


Butland 




24th 


: Sarah 


Isaac 


Hannah 


Buswel 


June 


14th 


: Elizabeth . 


Joshua 


Anne 


Eaton 


Augst: 


2nd 


: Susanna 


George 


Mary 


Jacob 



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Records of the First Church of Wells, Me. 



[April 



Septbr: 


13th: 


EUzabeth Datr: oi Joseph & 


Mehetabel 


Sayer 






Mary 


George 


Elizabeth 


Butland 




27th 


: Mary 


Nathanael 


Miriam 


Chapman 


Octbr: 


4th 


: Sarah 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Stewart 


Novbr: 


1st: 


Margaret 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Storer • 






Mercy 


Job 


Sarah 


Low 






Meribah 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Cane 


Novbr: 


22nd 


: Huldah 


John 


Bithia 


Wormwood 


1747/8 












Jany: 


3rd: 


Molley 


Benjamin 


Mary 


Day 


Feby: 


28th 


Kezia 


Nathanael 


Hannah 


Wakefield 






Mary 


Thomas 


Mary 


Kimbel 


Marh: 


27th: 


Miriam 


David 


Sarah 


Low 


Aprl: 


10th 


Dorcas 


Joshua 


Joanna 


Edwards 




17th. 


Hannah 


Nehemiah 


Tabitha 


Littlefield 


May 


22nd 


: Bettey 


Joseph 


EUzabeth 


Day 




29th: 


Anna 


Nathanael 


Lydia 


Clark 


July 


17th: 


Sarah 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Littlefield 


Augst: 


14th: 


Hannah 


Eleazar 


Elizabeth 


Clark 


Septbr: 


11th 


: Irene 


John 


Mary 


Cousins 






Eunice 


Jeremiah 


Abigail 


Littlefield 


Octbr: 


23rd 


' PriscUla 


Philip 


Elizabeth 


Hatch 






Hephzibah 


James 


Hephzibah 


Ross 


Octbr: 


30th 


: Bettey 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Clark 


Novbr: 


13th 


: Tabitha 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Cane 


1748/9 
Jany: 


20th 


: Abigail 


Benjamin 


Jane 


Credifer 


2nd 


: Luce 


John 


Phebe 


Maxwel 




29th 


: EUzabeth 


Joshua 


Meribah 


WeUs 


Feby: 


12th 


Mary 


Abraham 


Mary 


Storer 


Aprl: 


9th 


Lydia 


Joshua 


Anne 


Goodwin 




23rd 


Luce 


John 


Lydia 


Mitchel 


May 


7th 


: Naomi 


Samuel 


Sarah 


Littlefield 




14th 


Lydia 


Nathan 


Tabitha 


Hatch 




21st: 


Abigail 


John 


Mary 


Butland 


June 


nth 


: Sarah 


Lemuel 


Sarah 


Hatch 


July 


2nd 


: Esther 


Samuel 


Mary 


Littlefield 






Eleanor 


John 


Susanna 


Low 


July 


16th 


: EUzabeth 


James 


Sarah 


Boston 


Augst: 


20th 


: OUve 


Joseph 


Jerusha 


Hatch 




24th 


: Rebekah 


Jeremiah 


Sarah 


Stewart 


Septbr: 


10th 


Hephzibah 


Joseph 


Mehetabel 


Sayer 




24th 


: Mary 


John 


Hannah 


Stephens 


Octbr: 


1st: 


Luce 


John 


Elizabeth 


Perkins 






Hannah 


Samuel 


Lydia 


Cane 




8th 


: Rebekah 


Nehemiah 


Joanna 


Annis 


1749/50 










Jany: 


14th 


• Sarah 


James 


Philadelphia 


Ran kins 


Marh: 


4th 


Elizabeth 




Mary 


Stone 


Aprl: 


7th 


: Huldah 


Jonathan 


Hannah 


Littlefield 




29th 


: Lydia 


Stephen 


Lydia 


Larraby 






Meribah 


Nathanael 


Hannah 


Wakefield 






Sarah 


Joseph 


Sarah 


Wormwood 






Mary 


Thomas 


Mary 


Kimbel 






Eunice 


Jedidiah 


Hannah 


Wakefield 


May 


6th 


: Susanna 


Elijah 


Hannah 


Allen 



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June 


10th: 


Shuah Datr: of Nehemiah & Tabitha Littlefield 




24th: 


NeUe 


Andrew 


Pegg 


Negroes 


July 


15th: 


Lydia 


William 


Love 


Sayer ' 


Augst: 


5th 


Phebe 


Joseph 


Ehzabeth Day 




22 


Abigail 


John 


Elizabeth Wakefield 


Septbr: 


9th: 


Molley 


John 


Elizabeth Goodale 




30th: 


Sarah 


John 




Whitney 


Octbr: 


10th: 


Lydia 


John 


Elizabeth Gooch 


Novbr: 


7th: 


Rachel 


Samuel 


Mary 


Hatch 






Mary 


Samuel 


Mary 


Hatch 






Abigail 


Samuel 


Mary 


Hatch 


Decembr: 


2nd: 


Bithia 


John 


Bithia 


Wormwood 




9th: 


Abigail 


David 


Abigail Maxwel 




16 


Hannah 


John 


Phebe 


Maxwel 


Sept: 


1752. 


Abigail 


Daniel 


Frances 


Sayer. by Mr: Chase 






of New Castle 






Apr: 


1752 


Elizabeth Samuel 


Margret 


Emery. By Mr Wise 


May. 27 


1753. 


Mary 


Ithamar 


Margret 


Littlefield. By Mr 






Clark of Danvers. 






May. 27 


1753. 


Phebe 


John 


Phebe 


Maxell. By Mr. 






Clark of Danvers 






May 27 


1753 


Sarah 


Joseph 


Dorcas 


Cheeney. By Mr 






Clark of Danvers. 






Nov: 19 


1752 


Mary 
Lyman 


David 
of york 


Abigail 


Maxell. By Mr. 


June 13 


1753. 


Sarah 
Hovey 


James 
of Arundel 


Sarah 


Boston. By Mr. 


Deer: 23 


1753 


Eleanor 


Benjamin 


Lydia 


Kimball By Mr. 






Wise of Berwick. 






May 27 


1753 


Hephzibah John 
Clark of Danvers 


Ehzabeth 


Goodale By Mr. 


May 27 


1755 


Sarah 


Samuel 


A nice 


Curtice By Mr. 






Clark of Danvers 






Novr: 19 


1752 


Lucy 


Richard 


Lucy 


Roberts By Mr. 






Lyman of York. 












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SAMUEL FOSTER OF KINGSTON, MASS., LOYALIST, 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Mrs. Edith Leonard Kingsbury of Hartford, Conn. 

1. Samuel^ Foster (John,^ John,^ Thomas,^ of Weymouth, 
Mass.), of Kingston, Mass., was born at Plymouth, Mass., about 
1700, the son of Dea. John and Hannah (Stetson) Foster,* and 
died 2 Aug. 1778, aged 78 years, 8 months, 4 days. He is buried 

•For the descent of Samuel Foster from Thomas Foster of Weymouth see Reqister, vol. 26, 
pp. 394-397, and Pierce's Foster Genealogy (Chicago, 1899), passim. In the Foster Genealogy 
the history of Samuel Foster and his descendants is set forth inadequately and in some cases incor- 
rectly, and it is the purpose of this article to supply the deficiencies and to correct the errors of 
the passages in that book that refer to Samuel Foster and his descendants. 



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124 Descendants of Samuel Foster [April 

in the Old Burying Ground at Kingston. He married first, at 
Scituate, Mass., 10 Oct. 1723, MARGfARET Tilden, born 6 July 
1696, died 13 July 1748, daughter of Nathaniel and Margaret (Sharp) 
of Scituate; and secondly, at Kingston, 29 Nov. 1750, Margaret 
(Marshall) Wadsworth, born 8 Dec. 1702, died at Kingston 14 
Mar. 1773, daughter of Joseph and Mary Marshall and widow of 
Ichabod Wadsworth of Duxbury, Mass. 

Early in life he removed to Kingston, where he became a sub- 
stantial citizen. He acquired much property there, and dwelt in 
the house on Summer Street now known as the Samuel Foster house. 
He and his sons built ships at the Landing on Jones River previous 
to the Revolution, but no record has been kept of them. In 1745 
the heirs of William Bradford disposed of their title in the lower 
part of the Landing property to Samuel Foster, and in 1765 his son 
Robert is mentioned as having ''lately built a new wharf thereon." 
In the s^me year Samuel Foster sold the lower part of the wharf 
to Benjamin Walker, but the other half, known as ''Foster's Wharf," 
remained in the possession of the family until 1827, when it was sold 
by Robert Foster's heirs to Joseph Holmes. What is now the Poor 
House lot, a portion of the original Landing, Samuel Foster sold 
to Zenas Drew in 1772. The shipbuilding business on Jones River 
grew and prospered, and many ocean-going vessels were built there, 
including the Independence and the Mars of the Colonial Navy. 

When the Revolution broke out, the Fosters, Uke many other men 
of substance, were Loyahsts in their sympathies, and, although they 
remained quietly at home, they did not escape having to pay the 
price of their loyalty. Samuel Foster, his son Charles, and Mr. 
Wrestling Brewster were arrested and brought to trial in the meeting 
house. The Fosters were imprisoned on a guard ship in Bostoti 
harbor for ten months, but were then released and allowed to return 
home. 

Children by first wife (births recor.ded at Kingston) : 

2. i. JoHN,5 b. 23 Aug. 1724. 

ii. Samuel, b. 20 Aug. 1726; d. 28 Oct. 1744. 

iii. Margaret, b. 11 June 1728; living unm. in 1785. 

3. iv. Charles, b. 1 June 1730. , 
V. Hannah, b. 6 Apr. 1732; d. before 1778. 

vi. Sarah, b. 5 July 1735; m. at Kingston, 2 Feb. 1762, Joseph Tilden 
of Scituate. 

4. vii. Robert, b. 11 Apr. 1737. 

viii. Lydia, b. 10 Mar. 1739; d. unm. 30 Sept. 1795. 

2. JoHN^ Foster (Samuel,^ John,^ John,^ Thomas^), of Kingston, 

Mass., born 23 Aug. 1724, died probably 5 July 1785. He 

married at Bridgewater, Mass., 1 Nov. 1750, Mary Ripley 

of Bridgewater,* who died at Kingston 24 Oct. 1791, aged 63. 

Children : 

i. John,«. b. in 1758; d. at Kingston 17 Feb. 1778, aged 19 years, 3 

months, and 27 days. 
ii. Capt. Samuel, m. at Scituate, Mass., 3 Apr. 1792, Mary Otis of 

•Vital Records of Kingston, p. 223. The intention of marriage of John Foster and Mary 
Dilles of Bridgewater was recorded at Kingston 29 Sept. 1750 (i6.). The Vital Records of Bridge- 
water, vol. 2, p. 138, gives the marriage of John Foster of Kingston and Mary Dilley [dup. Dillisl, 
1 Nov. 1750, and states that the intention is not recorded. 



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Scituate. Children: 1. John,'' b. 21 Jan. 1793. 2. Samuel^ b. 
10 Dec. 1794. 

3. Charles^ Foster {Samuel*" John,^John,^ Thomas^), of Kingston, 

Mass., born 1 June 1730, died at Kingston 28 Apr. 1805. 
He married at Kingston, 27 Dec. 1752, Sylvia Delano, 
born 22 Jan. 1732/3, died 19 Mar. 1812, daughter of Joshua 
and Hopestill (Peterson) of Duxbury, Mass. 

Although- he suffered some persecution on account of his 
Loyalist sympathies, he remained in Kingston. He built 
the house now known as the Deacon James Foster house, 
which is still owned by his descendants. 

Children, born at Kingston : 

i. LucT,« b. 22 Sept. 1753; d. 24 Nov. 1753. 

ii. A SON, b. 11 Oct. 1754; d. 27 Oct. 1754. 

iii. Lucy, b. 22 Jan. 1756; d. 2 Aug. 1779. 

5. iv. James, b. 19 Feb. 1759. 

4. Robert^ Foster {Samuel*' John,^ John,^ Thomas^), of Kingston, 

Mass., and of Lunenburg and Liverpool, Nova Scotia, born 
at Kingston 11 Apr. 1737, died there 29 June 1791. He 
married, 9 June 1766, Elizabeth Bartlett, born 3 Aug. 
1747 and baptized at Duxbury, Mass., 27 Sept. 1747, died at 
Kingston 22 Aug. 1825, daughter of Joseph and Dorothy 
(Wadsworth) of Duxbury and first cousin of Gen. Peleg 
Wadsworth. 

He owned Foster's wharf at the Landing, and in 1767 was 
owner of the schooners Britannia and Polly, which he used 
for whaling. Like his father and brother he suffered for the 
Loyalist cause, and, with his family, lived in exile in Nova 
Scotia for many years. He entered in a memorandum book 
the record of his own family and a few other bits of informa- 
tion, and described briefly his journey to Nova Scotia, his 
stay there, and his return to Massachusetts.* The voyage to 
Nova Scotia was made in Sept. 1779. The family lived in 
Lunenburg for several years, and then removed to Liverpool. 
In the division of the estate of Mr. Uriah Wadsworth of Dux- 
bury, Mass., in 1784, Robert Foster of Liverpool, Nova 
Scotia, merchant, and Ehzabeth his wife are mentioned as 
coheirs. He returned with his family to Kingston in the spring 
of 1791, and tradition tells of shipwreck on the voyage to 
Massachusetts and of the Foster family being ten days adrift 
in an open boat. One month after his return Robert Foster 
died, and his estate was administered, 7 Nov. 1791, by his 
widow Ehzabeth and his nephew James Foster. In 1793 
they sold to Silas Morton 4J^ acres of land on Summer Street, 
Kingston, lying between the land of Samuel Foster and that 
of Rev. Zephaniah Willis, and in 1794, to Crocker Sampson, 
13^8 acres on the corner where the Kingston Inn now stands 
and 21 acres of woodland adjoining the land of Charles Foster. 
The widow and her family lived in the house on Main Street 
formerly owned by her father, Capt. Joseph Bartlett. In 

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1825 she sold one half of it to her daughter-in-law, Widow 
Mary Foster, who in 1844 disposed of it to Caleb Bates. 
Children: 

6. i. Robert,' b. at IQngston 9 Feb. 1767. 

ii. Elizabeth, b., probably at Kingston, 19 July 1769; m. at Kingston, 
5 Jan. 1792, Capt. Silas Morton. 

iii. Charles, of Kingston and Pembroke, Mass., b. at Kingston 3 
Nov. 1772; d. s.p. at Pembroke 5 Dec. 1854; m. at K^gston, 
12 Oct. 1798, Sarah Cook, b. 25 Jan. 1775, d. 29 Nov. 1813, 
dau. of Capt. Robert and Lydia (Adams) of Kingston. 

7. iv. Nathaniel, b. at Kingston 25 Aug. 1774. 

V. John (twin), b. at Lunenburg, N. S., 3 Aug. 1780; d. at sea, in the 

West Indies, of fever, in 1799. 
vi. Ltdia (twin), b. at Lunenburg, N. S., 3 Aug. 1780; d. 24 July 1782.* 

8. vii. Joseph, b. at Lunenburg, N. S., 21 June 1783. 

9. viii. Samuel, b. at Liverpool, N. S., 14 Oct. 1786. 

5. James^ Foster {Charles,^ Samuel* John,^ John,^ Thomas^), of 

Kingston, Mass., born at Klingston 19 Feb. 1759, died there 
29 Dec. 1794. He married at Kingston, 28 Nov. 1792, Fear 
Washburn, born 15 Sept. 1766, died 26 Jan. 1826, daughter 
of Seth and Fear (Howard) of Kingston. 
Child: 
10. i. James,' b. at Kingston 22 Dec. 1793. 

6. Robert® Foster (Robert,^ Samuel,* John,^ John,^ Thomxis^), 

of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, and Kingston, Mass., born at 
Kingston 9 Feb. 1767, committed suicide by drowning him- 
self at sea 26 Sept. 1810. He married at Liverpool Mary 
West, who died, as his widow, at Kalamazoo, Mich., prob- 
ably daughter of Capt. John. 

He went to Nova Scotia with his parents, and became a 
boat builder in Liverpool. Simeon Perkins writes in his diary 
of attending the launching of Robert Foster's boat and also 
of the great wedding of Phoebe West and Capt. Alexander 
Godfrey, for whom the youngest Foster child was named. 
He returned to Kingston with his family about 1800. His 
estate was settled by his son-in-law, David Beal, Jr. 

Children : 

i. Lydia,^ b. at Liverpool, N. S., in Oct. 1788; d. 25 Sept. 1841; m. 
in Providence, R. L, 18 Jan. 1809, David Beal, Jr., b. 20 Apr. 
1784, d. 12 Oct. 1864, s. of David and Lydia (Prince) of Kingston. 
Children, b. at Kingston: 1. David, b. 22 Feb. 1810, 2. Gusicwus, 
b. 12 May 1811; d. 12 Apr. 1847. 3. Charles Henry, b. 10 Jan. 
1813; d. at Vicksbiirg, Miss., 15 Aug. 1841. 4. Theodore, b. 8 
Jan. 1815; d. 9 Feb. 1817. 5. Mary, b. 28 Aug. 1817; d. 31 Mar. 
1818. 6. Betsey, b. 18 Aug. 1819; m. at Kingston, 15 Dec. 1842, 
Edward Bartlett of Plymouth, Mass. 7. Lydia, b. 2 Feb. 1823; 
d. 29 Dec. 1889; m. at Kingston, 31 Jan. 1843, Horace L. Colla- 
more. 8. Thomas, b. 6 Mar. 1825; d. 10 Aug. 1884; m. Ellen 
T. Richardson. 9. John Freeman, b. 12 Sept. 1827; m. Harriet 
Palmer. 10. James Prince, h. 13 Feb. 1830; m. Mary Nickerson. 

ii. Maria West, b. at Liverpool, N. S., in 1790; d. in Boston, Mass., 
17 Jan. 1847, aged 56 years, 3 months, 15 days; m. 11 Apr. 1810 
George P. Thomas, b. 30 Dec. 1790, d. 4 Jan. 1867, aged 76, s. 
of Charles and Dorothy (Drew) of Kingston. Residence, Boston. 

•"My dear Daughter Lydia Drowned in a Large Iron Kettle In July the twenty-fourth Day 
1782 being one year & Eleven months and twenty-one Days old." (Register, vol. 48, p. 182.) 



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Children: 1. Julia Parris, b. 14 June 1810; d. 12 Aug. 1811. 2. 
Catherine Drew, b. 9 Dec. 1811; d. at Plymouth, N. H., 16 Oct. 
1875. 3. Maria Augusta, b. 30 Sept. 1813. 4. Waldo W., b. 27 Sept. 
1815. 5. Charles Frederic, b. 29 Aug. 1817; d. 29 Oct. 1904; m. 
Abi|ail Locke. 6. Daniel Briggs, b. in 1819; d. 31 Jan. 1820, 
aged 3 months, 6 days. 7. William K., b. in 1823; d. in 1897. 
8. George H., b. in 1825; d. at Havana, Cuba, 25 July 1857. 9. 
Jidia P., b. 16 May 1831* d. 22 Nov. 1903. 

iii. Nathaniel, b. at Liverpool, N. S., about 1792; migrated to the 
West about 1826 and d. there. 

iv. Robert, b. at Liverpool, N. S., probably in Oct. 1792; d. unm. at 
Kingston 28 Feb. 1833, aged 40 years, 4 months. 

V. Charles, b. at Liverpool, N. S., about 1794; d. at Havana, Cuba, 
of yellow fever, in 1821; m. at Kingston, 2 June 1816, Julia 
Stetson, b. 3 Mar. 1794, dau. of Samuel and Huldah (Brewster) 
of Kingston. She m. (2) at Waltham, Mass., 17 Mar. 1847, David 
Smith, Esq., of Waltham, widower, and d. 12 Nov. 1872. The 
inventory of Charles Foster, master mariner, was filed 16 Nov. 
1821. His estate was administered by David Beal, Jr. Child: 

1. Charles Andrew,^ b. 29 Apr. 1817; d. in 1886; m. Mary , 

b. in 1821, d. in 1904. 

vi. Mary, b. at Liverpool, N. S., between 1794 and 1800; m. at Kings- 
ton, 24 June 1821, Johnson Patrick of Boston. They migrated 
to the West. 

vii. Betsey, b. between 1800 and 1806; m. after 1825, and migrated to 
the West. 

viii. John, b. at Kingston 10 Aug. 1806; d. at Havana, Cuba, of yellow 
fever, in 1821. 

ix. Alexander Godfrey, b. at Kingston 31 Oct. 1808; d. there 23 
Feb. 1836. 

7. Capt. Nathaniel^ Foster {Robert,^ Samuel,^ John,^ John,^ 
Thomas^), of Kjngston, Mass., born at Kingston 25 Aug. 
1774, died 10 Jan. 1848. He married at Kingston, 19 July 
1797, Abigail Adams, born 11 Aug. 1776, died 14 May 1864, 
daughter of Capt. Melzar and Deborah (Bradford) of Kingston. 
Children, born at Kingston: 

i. Nathaniel,^ b. 18 Nov. 1799; m. Betsey Filkins. He removed to 

New York State. Child: 1. Charles,^ b. in Sept. 1823. 
ii. Abigail Adams, b. 15 Nov. 1801; m. at Kingston, 1 May 1817, 

Jonah Willis of Bridgewater, Mass., b. 8 May 1792, s. of Jonah 

and Abigail (Hayward). Children, recorded at Kingston: 1. 

Edward, b. 28 Mar. 1819. 2. George Frederick, h. 30 Aug. 1821. 

3. Foster, b. 25 Feb. 1824. 4. Jonah, b. 16 May 1826; d. 22 Apr. 

1827. 5. William Henry, b. 16 May 1828. 6. Julia Parris Foster, 

b. 1 June 1831. 7. Abby Ann, b. 9 May 1834. 8. Jonah, b. 30 

Aug. 1836. 9. Angeline, b. 10 Apr. 1839. 
iii. Lucy, b. 17 June 1804; m. at Kingston, 13 Oct. 1822, Thomas 

Howard, Jr., of West Bridgewater, Mass. Children, recorded 

at West Bridgewater: 1. I/ucy J., b. 12 May 1825; d. 14 Oct. 

1825. 2. Lucy T., b. 12 Apr. 1827. 3. Warren, b. 6 Oct. 1829; 

d. 6 Apr. 1830. 4. Julia, h. 16 July 1831. 5. Abigail F., b. 16 

Apr. 1833. 6. Harriet, b. 20 Feb. 1837; d. 12 Mar. 1837. 7. Henry 

Herbert, b. 7 Aug. 1841; d. 22 Sept. 1841. 
iv. William Adams, b. 24 Feb. 1806; d. 12 Oct. 1861; m. Asenath 

Paty. Children: 1. WUliam G.^ 2. Nathaniel J. 
V. Deborah Bradford, b. 21 June 1808; d. 10 Dec. 1811. 
vi. Melzar Adams, b. 18 July 1810; d. 8 Oct. 1813. 
vii. Deborah Bradford (twin), b. 5 Feb. 1813; d. 21 Nov. 1813. 
viii. Julia Parris (twin), b. 5 Feb. 1813; d. 25 Apr. 1829. 
ix. Melzar Adams (twin), b. 25 Aug. 1815; d. in Boston, Mass., of 

typhus fever, 17 June 1838. 



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X. Alexander Bradford (twin), b. 25 Aug. 1815; d. 7 Oct. 1869; m. 
at Duxbury, Mass., 25 Oct. 1840, Betsey Sprague Freeman 
of Duxbury, b. 7 Mar. 1814, d. 14 June 1880, aged 66, dau. of 
Weston and Lauranne (Sprague). Children (births recorded at 
Kingston): 1. Elizabeth Bradford,^ b. 18 Maf. 1842; m. 4 Oct. 
1860 Horace Porter Bailey. 2. Melzar Adams, b. 10 Aug. 1843; 
d. in a hospital at CarroUton, Md., 31 Jan. 1863; he was a member 
of the Thirty-eighth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers. 3. 
Mary Homer, b. 12 Apr. 1845; d. 23 June 1864. 4. Adrianna, b. 
8 Mar. 1848; m. 27 Nov. 1872 Francis Marion Kennedy. 

8. Capt. Joseph^ Foster (Robert,^ Samuel,* John,^ John,'^ Thomas^), 

of Kingston, Mass., born at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, 21 
June 1783, was lost at sea about 12 Aug. 1825. He married 
at Kingston, 7 Apr. 1805, Lydia Cook, born at Kingston 
1 Mar. 1782, died 24 Jan. 1846, daughter of Sylvanus and 
Mary (Godfrey) (Adams). 
Children, born at Kingston: 

i. Amelia Drew,^ b. 20 Jan. 1806; m. at Ejngston, 5 Oct. 1834, 
Cephas Cushman Bxjmpas of Plympton, Mass. 

ii. Joseph, b. 20 Jan. 1809; d. at sea, in the West Indies, 27 June 1826 
or 1827. 

iii. Lydia Cook, b. 5 Aug. 1811; m. at Kingston, 27 July 1834, Asa 
Cushman of Kingston, b. 14 Jan. 1807, s. of Thomas and Sylvia 
(Drew). Children, b. at Kingston: 1. Caroline Foster, b. 11 Sept, 
1835; d. 16 Apr. 1858. 2. George Walter, b. 18 Dec. 1838. 3. 
Francis Drew, b. 4 July 1842; d. 2 Sept. 1888. 4. Mary (twin), 
b. 4 Jan. 1847. 5. JiLdith A. (twin), b. 4 Jan. 1847; d. 2 Mar. 
1914. 6. Edwin, h. 26 May 1848 or 1849; d. 8 Dec. 1901. 

iv. Sarah Cook, b. 17 Feb. 1814; d. 8 Jan. 1849; m. at Kingston, 15 
Oct. 1834, Joseph Loverinq, Jr., b. in Boston, Mass., about 
1802, s. of Joseph and Ann of Boston. He m. (2) at Klingston, 
5 Sept. 1849, Eliza R. Adams, b. in Ireland about 1830, dau. of 
Roger and Eleanor J. Children: 1. Joseph Foster, b. 18 Aug. 
1835. 2. John Parker, b. at North Bridgewater (now Brockton), 
Mass., 27 May 1837; d. 16 Apr. 1897. 3. Mary Ann, b. at North 
Bridgewater (now Brockton), Mass., 22 Oct. 1839. 4. Susan 
Henry, b. 6 Oct. 1841. 5. Sarah Foster, b. 25 Jan. 1844. 

V. Caroline, b. 6 Nov. 1815; m. at Kingston, 30 Apr. 1843, Sylvanus 
Packard of North Bridgewater (now Brockton), Mass., b. in 
1815. Children: 1. Sylvanus Cook, b. 16 Mar. 1844; m. Abbie 
Frances Davenport. 2. Herbert Winslow, b. 1 Dec. 1846. 3. 
Susan Perkins (twin), b. 22 Sept. 1848. 4. Sybil Dunbar (twin), 
b. 22 Sept. 1848. 5. Datdd Andrew, b. 31 Jan. 1850. 6. Caroline 
Foster, b. 9 Mar. 1853. 7. Charles Foster, b. 7 Apr. 1855. 

vi. Betsey, b. 12 Dec. 1817; m. at Kingston, 12 Aug. 1838, John L. 
Packard of North Bridgewater (now Brockton), Mass., b. 16 
Oct. 1816. Children (births recorded at North Bridgewater): 
1. Charles Henry, b. 8 Aug. 1839. 2. William White, b. 28 Jan. 
1843. 3. John, b. 15 Feb. 1846. 4. George Foster, b. 25 June 
1849. 5. Whiter Cushman, b. 1 Jan. 1854. 6. Sarah Estella, b. 
7 Sept. 1857. 

vii. Mary Ann, b. in Aug. 1819. 

viii. Lucia Morton, b. 8 Nov. 1821; m. at Kingston, 19 July 1840, 
Samuel M. Holmes of North Bridgewater (now Brockton), 
Mass. Children (births recorded at North Bridgewater): 1. 
Elmer Wallace, b. 8 Dec. 1841. 2. Lucia Ann, b. 26 Oct. 1843. 
3. George Elwood, b. 20 Jan. 1846. 4. Sarah Ellen, h. 23 Mar. 
1848. 5. Arabella Mozart, b. 12 June 1850. 

9. Samuel® Foster (Robert,^ Samuel,* John,^ John,^ Thomas^), of 

Kingston and Westminster, Mass., was born at Liverpool, 



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Nova Scotia, 14 Oct. 1786. He (called of West Boylston) 
married (intention recorded at Westminster, 14 June 1813) 
Lois Simons. 

He removed from Kingston to Westminster before his 
marriage, and lived there about twelve years. 

Children, born at Westminster: 

i. Maria Augusta,^ b. 19 Oct. 1815. 

ii. Mary Ann Marten, b. 30 Jan. 1818. 

iii. Samuel Bartlett, b. 17 Sept. 1819; d. 19 Sept. 1819. 

iv. Samuel Albert, b. 5 Oct. 1820. 

V. Charles Robert, b. 29 June 1822. 

10. Dea. James^ Foster (James,^ Charles,^ Samuel,^ John,^ John,'^ 
Thomas^), of Kingston, Mass., born at Kingston 22 Dec. 
1793, died 13 July 1878. He married at Duxbury, Mass., 
26 Mar. 1823, Sarah Ripley, born 31 May 1798, died in 
Sept. 1881, daughter of Daniel and Jane (McLauthlin) of 
Duxbury. 

He inherited his father's and grandfather's estate, on which 
he resided in 1876. 

Children, born at Kingston: 

i. Charles James,^ b. 8 Jan. 1827; d. 31 Oct. 1827. 

ii. Jane, b. 31 Aug. 1828; m. at Kingston, 3 Oct. 1847, Martin Lewis 

TuppER, b. at Kingston 3 Mar. 1823, s. of Peleg and Sally Drew 

(Brewster) . 
iii. Lucy, b. 17 Aug. 1830; d. at Kingston 9 June 1906; m. 18 Jan. 

1861, as his second wife, Christopher Prince Drew, b. 27 

June 1815, s. of Seth and Molly (Washburn). 
iv. Charles James,Jd. 20 July 1835; d. 12 Sept. 1915; m. Ellen J. 

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GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

* [Continued from page 63] 

Gifford-Sargent (concluded) 

Contributed by G. Andrews Moriartt, Jr., A. M., LL.B., of Newport, R. I., 
and communicated by the Committee on English Research 

10. Sir John Giffard le Boef (Osbert, Elias, Elias, Elias, Osherne, 
Osbern de Bolebec), of Twyford, co. Bucks, Knight, born about 
1235, died probably about 1300.* He married . 

•That Sir John Gifford le Boef, of Twyford, co. Bucks, linight, was probably a son of Osbert 
(9) and Isabel (de Bokland) Gifford of the Brimsfield family is shown by a pardon for Geoffrey de 
Arcubus for the death of Hugh Ruffus, at the instance of John Gifford, son of Osbert Giffard, 10 
Jan. 1266 (Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry III, 1258-1266, p. 522). The John Gifford of this 
record can be no[other than the son of the Osbert (9) who died about 1237, as the latter's son Osbert, 
born in 1233 or 1234, could not have had a son John who was born early enough to be the John men- 
tioned in the pardon, and Osbert, son of Richard Giffard the Justiciary (7), left no issue, as his 
sisters were his heirs. Moreover, John Gifford le Boef came from Devonshire, and he (and his son 
after him) held Accott in Devonshire and Astwell in Northamptonshire adversely to John Gifford, 
son of the second Osbert (9,i). Astwell at one time was held by the second Osbert. 

[The contributor of this article, who has spent the v^dnter in England, writes that he has dis- 
covered a fine of John Giffard le Boef of Twyford, in the time of Edward I, in which the said John 
is called "son of Osbert Gifford," so that the pedigree is now conclusively proved back to the 






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He was enfeoffed of two parts of a knight's fee in Twyford, 
by Robert FitzNicholas, steward of Henry III, prior to 1272. 
On 12 Mar. 1276 he was mentioned as of Twyford in the Close 
Rolls, and in 1277, as John Giffard le Boef, he petitioned that 
the service of Ralph Pipard should be performed in West Wales 
(Parliamentary Writs, vol. 1, page 632). In 1282 the said 
John Giffard was performing in Wales the service due from 
John Giffard of Brimsfield (ib.). In 1284 he was summoned 
by a writ of quo warranto to show his right of frank pledge 
in Twyford, when he pleaded the feoffment by Robert Fitz- 
Nicholas and called upon Robert's nephew, Ralph Pipard, 
to warrant, but was adjudged to be in mercy. Pipard sought 
in 1289-90 that he be restored (ParUamentary Rolls, vol. 1). 
In the Feudal Aid of 1284-1286 John Giffard le Boef held 
15}/^ virgates of land in Charndon, co. Bucks, of the King, 
and 40 hbrates in Twyford of Ralph Pipard (Feudal Aids, 
vol. 1, page 181). On 3 May 1296 he was knight of the shire 
for CO. Bucks, in a Parliament at Westminster — one of the 
earUest Parhaments (ParUamentary Writs, vol. 1, page 632). 

In the roll of arms, in the time of Edward I, known as the 
Planche Roll, the arms of John Giffard le Boef of Twyford 
are given as Gules, three Hons passant in pale argent, and a 
label for difference. These are the arms of the Brimsfield 
Giffards, with the mark of cadency. In the roll of arms 
printed with the parUamentary writs the arms of Sir John 
Giffard le Boef of Twyford are set down as "Sire Johann 
Gyffard le boef De goules a iii hons passant de argent e un 
label de azur." 

Child: 
11. i. John, b. about 1270. 

11. Sir John Giffard le Boef {Sir John le Boef, Oshert, Elias, 
Elias, Elias, Osberne, Oshern de Bolebec), of Twyford, co. 
Bucks, Knight, born about 1270, was hving 30 Mar. 1328, 
when his son was called John Giffard the Younger of Twyford 
in the inquisition post mortem of Sir Thomas de Gardinis, 
but appears to have died shortly thereafter (Calendar of 
Inquisitions post Mortem, vol. 7, Edward III, page 107). 
He married, about 1300-1, Alexandra de Gardinis, daughter 
of Sir Thomas of Oxfordshire, a descendant of the baronial 
house of Arsic. She was dead in 1328, when her son John was 
the heir of his grandfather, Sir Thomas de Gardinis. 

On 24 June 1301 John, son of John Giffard le Boef, was 
summoned from Devonshire to the muster at Berwick on 
Tweed, to perform military service against the Scots (Parha- 
mentary Writs, vol. 1, page 632). His lands at Hehdon are 
mentioned 23 Aug. 1312 (Calendar of Close Rolls, 1307-1313, 
page 548). He was imprisoned at Aylesbury, 7 June 1314, 
for a trespass of vert and venison in the Royal Forest {ib., 
1313-1318, page 58). On 28 Sept. 1315 he was knight of the 

Conquest. Therefore on p. 59 of the present volume of the Register, line 9, the word "probable" 
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shire for co. Bucks (Parliamentary Writs, vol. 2, page 918), 
and in 1316 he was certified as lord of the vills of Twyford, 
Chamdon, and Pounden in co. Bucks (ib.). He held the 
Twyford lands (i.e., two parts) of Ralph Pipard (Feudal Aids, 
vol. 1, page 109). In Oxfordshire he held lands in Begbrooke 
{ib., vol. 4, page 164), and in Northamptonshire he held half 
of the manor of Hehdon {ib., vol. 4, page 30) and also lands in 
Astwell. On 26 Mar. 1316 he appears as commissioner to raise 
soldiers for the Scotch War (ParUamentary Writs, vol. 2, 
page 918), and on 5 Aug. 1316 his orders to select footmen in 
CO. Bucks for the Scotch War were countermanded (Calendar 
of Fine Rolls, vol. 2, page 297). On 30 May 1322 John Giffard 
of Twyford, Knight, was summoned from Oxfordshire to the 
Great Council at Westminster (ParUamentary Writs, vol. 2, 
page 918). On 20 June 1322 John Gifford, a knight or ban- 
neret of CO. Beds and co. Bucks, was returned as HI and un- 
able to serve in person against the Scots {ib.), and on 24 June 
1322 John Gifford le Boef, man at arms, was summoned from 
Northamptonshire to serve against the Scots {ib.). On 31 
Oct. 1322 he was returned as a man at arms between the ages 
of 16 and 60 years, and was called a knight accustomed to 
arms but gouty and incapable of acting {ib.). In 1325 John, 
son of Osbert Giffard (9, i), sued him to recover lands in Accott, 
Devonshire, which Osbert formerly held. 
Children : 

12. i. John, b. in 1301 (Calendar of Inquisitions post Mortem, vol. 6). 
ii. Edmund (?), a knight, who, with John Giffard of Twyford, com- 
mitted trespass at Grendon, 4 Nov. 1347 (Calendar of Patent 
Rolls, 1345-1348), and was probably of Stanlak in Oxfordshire in 
1361 (Calendar of Close Rolls, 1360-1364, p. 194). 

12. Sir John Giffard {Sir John le Boef, Sir John le Boef, Osbert, 
Elias, Elias, Elias, Osberne, Osbern de Bolebec), of Twyford, 
CO. Bucks, Knight, born in 1301, died on the Sunday next 
after the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul,* 43 Edward III 
[1368/9] (Register, vol. 74, page 232). He married first 
Lucy de Morteyn, who was hving 8 Mar. 1361, daughter of 
Sir John and sister of Master Edmund de Morteyn, D. C. L., 
the King's escheator for Ireland, canon of York, and King's 

clerk; and secondly Alice , who was hving 30 July 

1379 (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1377-1381, page 323). 

From his maternal grandfather. Sir Thomas de Gardinife, 
he inherited large estates, namely, the manorial estates at 
Somerton and Fringsford and the Coggs lands in Oxfordshire, 
which, with the messuage at Leisdon, co. Kent, came down 
from the Arsic family, and the manor of Ixning, which came 
from the De la Haye family. His father died about 1330, 
and he inherited the Giffard lands. On 22 July 1334 he was 
styled Sir John Giffard, when he witnessed an enrollment grant 
(Calendar of Close Rolls, 1333-1337, page 326). On 26 Mar. 
1338 he was to array in co. Bucks 10 men at arms, 20 armed 

•The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul falls on 25 January. 
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men, and 40 archers for the French War {ib.y 1334-1341, p. 55). 
In 1340 he had Hcence to build an oratory in his house at 
Twyford (Lipscombe's History of Buckinghamshire), in the 
same year he was assessor of taxes in Oxfordshire (Calendar 
of Patent Rolls, 1340-1343, page 25), and he served frequently 
on commissions of oyer and terminer with WiUiam de Shares- 
hull, the famous judge (ib., 1340-1343, pages 87, 554, 582, 
583). He was one of the knights who accompanied Edward 
III to France, and he was in the King's division at the Battle 
of Crecy, 1346 (Wrottesley's Cr6cy and Calais). He appears 
to have had a brother Edmund, with whom he committed a 
trespass at Grendon, 4 Nov. 1347 (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 
1345-1348). In 1349, 1351, and 1361 he was commissioner 
of the peace in co. Bucks (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1350-1354), 
on 14 Mar. 1360 he was one of the commissioners of array in 
CO. Bucks, for the French War, and in 1368, with Reynold de 
Grey of Ruthyn, he was again a conmaissioner of array (i6., 
1364-1367, page 431). 
Children by first wife: 

i. John, living 23 Dec. 1360; d. s.p. before 11 Mar. 1368/9. (Vide 

m/ra, 13.) 
13. ii. Thomas, b. about 1345 (Register, vol. 74, p. 232). 

iii. Richard (probably son of No. 12), m. Joan , and "vrith her 

levied a fine on the manor of Helidon, 7 Richard II [1383-4]. 

13. Sir Thomas Giffard (Sir John, Sir John le Boef, Sir John le 
Boef,_ Osbert, Elias, Elias, Elias, Osberne, Osbern de Bolebec), 
of Twyford, co. Bucks, Knight, born about 1345, died 25 
Sept. 1394 (Register, vol. 74, page 233). He married first, 
about 1361, Elizabeth de Missenden, who died about 1367; 

secondly, before 4 Jan. 1367/8, Margery (ib., vol. 74, 

page 231), who was hving 22 Aug. 1374; and thirdly, before 

6 July 1383, Sybil , who married again, had a daughter 

Eleanor (born about 1406) by her second husband, and died 
26 Feb. 1428/9. 

From an inquisition taken at Oxford, 23 Dec, 34 Edward III 
[1360] (ib.), it appears that Thomas Giffard had an elder 
brother, John, who was Uving at that date, but who must 
have died s.p. before 11 Mar., 43 Edward III [1368/9], as 
Thomas Giffard, aged twenty-five years and more, was then 
found to be the heir of his father (ib., vol. 74, page 232). On 
23 Dec. 1360 Thomas's father, John, settled upon himself 
and his wife Lucy, for the term of their fives, his manors of 
Somerton and Feringford, in Oxfordshire, with 30s. rent in 
Cogges, Oxfordshire, with remainder to their son Thomas and 
his issue, and the rent to Thomas and Elizabeth de Missenden 
and their issue, which otherwise ought to revert to John, 
eldest son of the said John (ib., vol. 74, page 231). On 22 
Aug. 1374 Sir Thomas Giffard, with his wife Margery, enfeoffed 
Nicholas Twyford of London, goldsmith, with a moiety of 
the manor of Ixning, co. Suffolk (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 
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holdings of Sir Thomas Giffard, Elnight, at the time of his 
death, in Kent and in Oxfordshire respectively, and give 
Roger Giffard, aged twenty-six (or twenty-seven) years and 
more as his son and heir. (Register, vol. 74, page 232.) 
Child by first wife: 

14. £. Roger, b. about 1367. 

Children by second or third wife: 

ii. John, d. «.p. 
iii. Thomas, d. s.p. 
ir. William, d. a.p. 

14. Roger Giffard (Sir Thomas, Sir John, Sir John le Boef, Sir 
John le Boef, Osbert, Elias, Elias, Elias, Osherne, Oshem de 
Bolehec), of Twyford, co. Bucks, Esq., born about 1367, 
died 14 Apr. 1409. He married first, before 6 July 1383, 
Joan de Bereford, who died s.p., daughter of Sir Baldwin, 

Knight; secondly, not later than 1399, Elizabeth ; 

and thirdly, not later than 1407, Isabel Stretele, appar- 
ently of the family of Stretley of Creslow, co. Bucks. (Reg- 
ister, vol. 74, pages 233-234.) She married secondly John 
Stokes of Twyford. 

On 21 July 1395 a licence was given to Roger Giffard to 
grant the manor of Somerton, in Oxfordshire, to Sybil, late 
wife of Thomas Giffard, for Ufe, with remainder to the said 
Roger in fee (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1391-1396, page 608; 
cf. Register, vol. 74, page 234). The inquisitions post 
mortem given in Register, vol. 74, pages 233-234, show that 
Roger Giffard, at his death, held lands at Leisdon, co. Kent, 
at Twyford, co. Bucks, at Cogges, Bekbroke, and Newynton, 
CO. Oxford, and at Helydon, co. Northampton, and that 
Thomas Giffard, aged one year and more in 1409, was his 
son and heir. The inquisition taken at Northampton in 1409 
shows that the manor of Helydon had been settled on Roger 
Giffard and his second wife, Ehzabeth, and their issue, and 
that the heir of Roger and Ehzabeth was Katherine, aged 
ten years and more in 1409* 

Child by second wife : 

i. Katherine, b. about 1399; m. Sir Thomas Billing, Ejiight, Lord 
Chief Justice of England.* 

Child by third wife : 

15. ii. Thomas, b. at Fringford, co. Oxford, in 1408. 

'General Wrottesley, in his Giffards from the Conquest, assumes that Katherine vras the child 
of another Roger Gifford, whom he calls of Astwell. This is clearly not bo. Katherine is called 
Roger's heir in the inquisition post mortem taken at Northampton in 1409, because of the settle- 
ment referred to in the text above. Helydon came back to Thomas, and eventually Astwell passed 
to Katherine's husband, the Lord Chief Justice Billing. In a bond given by John Stokes and 
Thomas Giffard to William Vaux, 8 Henry VI [1429-30], the estates of Thomas Gifford in Helydo* 
and Astwell are mentioned. In 1442 Thomas Giffard was holding Astwell under Margery Harrow- 
den, and in 36 Henry VI [1457-8] a fine was leWed between Thomas Billing and wife Katherine 
and Thomas Giffard (15) and wife Eleanor upon the Giffard manor in Astwell, while in 1492 Thoma« 
Lovet, who had married Joan, granddaughter of Lord Chief Justice Billing, settled the manor 
called Giffard's Manor in Astwell on Joan for life, with remainder to her sisters in fee tail, and then 
to the right heirs of Roger Gifford. (Baker, History of Northamptonshire, vol. 1, p. 732.) These 
records show that Baker was correct in stating that Katherine wife of Sir Thomas Billing, the Lord 
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15. Thomas Giffard (Roger, Sir Thomas, Sir John, Sir John le 
Boef, Sir John le Boef, Oshert, Elias, Elias, Elias, Osherne, 
Osbern de Bolebec), of Twyford, co. Bucks, Esq., born at 
Fringford, co. Oxford, in 1408, died 29 May 1469. He married 
Eleanor Vaux, daughter of William, Esq., ancestor of the 
Lords Vaux of Harrowden, co. Northampton. 

He was aged one year and more in 1409, after his father's 
death, and on 21 October of the same year the King's kins- 
man, William, Lord Roos of Hamlak, was granted custody of 
the young heir (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1408-1413, page 
114; cf. Register, vol. 74, page 234). Lord de Roos died in 
1414, and on 3 May 1415 custody of the heir was granted to 
Thomas, Duke of Clarence (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1413- 
1416, p. 321), who was killed in the Battle of Beauge in 1420. 
In Trinity Term, 1415, Thomas Giifard, by WlUiam Rokes- 
burgh, his guardian, brought suit against John Stokes and 
Isabel his wife (who was Thomas Giffard's mother), to re- 
cover the manor of Helydon, under the settlement made S 
Mar. 1361 by Sir John Giffard, Knight, great-grandfather 
of Thomas {ib., 1358-1361, page 571), and it was agreed 
that Thomas should recover his seisin of this manor. (Cf. 
Register, vol. 74, page 267.) In 1429 Thomas was holding 
the manor of Helydon and also the Somerton lands. He 
proved his age on 14 Jan. 1429/30, Sybil, the widow of his 
grandfather. Sir Thomas Giffard, having died 26 Feb. 1428/9, 
and it was shown that he was born and baptized at Fringford 
and was aged twenty-one years on 29 Dec. 1429. The manor 
of Fringford came to him after the death of Sybil. (Ib., vol. 
74, pages 234, 235.) On 5 Feb. 1429/30 he and his step- 
father, John Stokes, gave a bond for £200 to Thomas 
Chaumbre, Esq., Wilham Vaux, Esq., and Thomas Tresham, 
to permit Eleanor, daughter of Wilham Vaux, Esq., deceased, 
to have sufficient estate for her life in the manors of Astwell 
and Helydon in Northamptonshire and in certain lands, etc., 
in Astwell and Helydon and in Water Stratford, co. Bucks — 
apparently a marriage settlement. (Ib., vol. 74, pages 267- 
268.) In 1434 Thomas Giffard was one of those who were 
required to take oath not to maintain lawbreakers (Calendar 
of Patent Rolls, 1429-1436, page 397), and in 1439 he was 
commissioned to investigate the escapes of felons in co. Bucks 
(ib., 1436-1441, page 269). He appears to have been a York- 
ist, as he began to hold local offices in Bucks upon the victory 
of Edward IV at 'Tow ton in 1461. He was a commissioner of 
peace and array in Bucks in 1460-1464 and 1466 (ib., 1461- 
1467, page 560). At his death he held Twyford. John Gifford, 
Esq.,. aged thirty-eight years and more, was found, by an 
inquisition taken at Dadyngton, co. Oxford, in Oct. 1469, to 
be his son and heir (Register, vol. 74, page 235). 
Children : 

16. i. John, born about 1431. 

ii. Elizabeth, m. Moore, Esq., accordiag to a Visitation 

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16. John Gifford (Thomas, Roger, Sir Thomas, Sir John, Sir John 

le Boef, Sir John le Boef, Osbert, Elias, Elias, Elias, Osherne, 
Oshern de Bolebec), of Twyford, co. Bucks, Esq., born about 
about 1431, died before 23 Sept. 1506. He married (accord- 
ing to the pedigree in the Heralds' College entered by his great- 
grandson, Thomas Gifford of Middle Claydon, co. Bucks) 

first Alles ; and secondly Agnes Winslowe, daughter 

of Thomas of Begbroke, co. Oxford.* 

In 1479 and 1483 he was a commissioner of the peace. He ap- 
pears to have adhered to Richard III. He was high sheriff 
of CO. Bucks in 1497 (Lipscombe's History of Buckingham- 
shire, vol. 1, page xvi). On 24 Nov. 1487 he granted his lands 
in Fringford, co. Oxford, to his son Thomas and his (Thomas's) 
wife Joan and their heirs (Register, vol. 74, page 235t), 
and on 23 Sept., 22 Henry VII [1506], his son Thomas received 
licence to enter, without proof of age, upon the lands of his 
father, John Gifford of Twyford, a tenant in chief (Calendar 
of Patent Rolls). 

Children by first wife: 

i. Eleanor, m. Roger Samwell. 

ii. Isabel, m. John Arderne of Cottisford, co. Oxford, Grent. 

iii. Alles, m. Thomas Perwicke of co. Leicester. 

iv. Margaret, m. Willlam Porter of Compton. 

Children by second wife: 

17. V. Thomas, living in 12 Edward IV [1472-3]. 

18. vi. Roger, b. about 1463. 

vii. William, m. Vachell. Child: 1. Anna, heiress, m. (1) 

Vincent Curzon of Waterperry, co. Oxford; m. (2) Edward [Wind- 
sor], brother of Lord Windsor. 

viii. John. 

ix. Edmund. 

X. Robert, mentioned 2 Dec. 1542 in a codicil to the will of his brother 
Roger. 

17. Thomas Gifford (John, Thomas, Roger, Sir Thomas, Sir John, 

Sir John le Boef, Sir John le Boef, Osbert, Elias, Elias, Elias, 
Osherne, Oshern de Bolebec), of Twyford, co. Bucks, the testator 
of 1511 (Register, vol. 74, page 268), living in 12 Edward IV 
[1472-3], died 10 Oct. 1511 (ib., vol. 74, page 235). He-mar- 
ried Jane (or Joan) Langston, who survived him, daughter 
and heiress of John of Caversfield, co. Bucks. 
Children: 

i. Thomas, of Twyford, Esq., the testator of 1550 (ib., vol. 74, page 
270), b. about 1481 (he is described on 10 Nov. 1511 as ag^ 
thirty years and more); d. 25 Nov. 1550; m. Mary Stavelet, 
dau. and heiress of William of Bignell, co. Oxford, Esq., whose 
wife was a daughter of Sir John Francis, Knight. Children: 1. 
John, the testator of 1572 (ib., vol. 74, p. 272), "utter barrister" 
of the Middle Temple, London, under twenty-two on 2 Nov. 1550: 
d. between 8 Aug. and 23 Oct. 1572. 2. Ursula, d. at Twyford 

•Ab Begbroke was a Gifford estate, it seems likely that the Harleian pedigree printed in the 
Visitations of Oxfordshire, which makes Agnes the daughter of Thomas Winslowe of Burton, who 
married Agnes Throckmorton, is correct. 

fin the abstract of the inquisition post mortem of Thomas Gifford, printed in Reqisteb, vol. 74, 
p. 235, either "Thomas" should be substituted for "John" in the second line, or "Thomas Gifford" 
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7 Dec. 1558; m. Thomas Wayneman (or Wenman) of Carswell 
and Witney, co. Oxford, s. of Richard, Esq., of Carswell, and 
Anna (Bushe); for issue see Publications of the Harleian Society, 
vol. 5, p. 179; they were ancestors of the Viscounts Wenman. 
3. Mary, not mentioned in her father's will (but see P. C. C, 
Fettiplace, 4). 

ii. AjiNA, m. Richard Samwell of Edgecote [co. Northampton], who 
is mentioned in the will of his father-in-law, Thomas Gifford, 
in 1511. 

iii. Mart, hving in 1511; m. William Becke of Stow [? Stowe, •o. 
Bucks]. 

18. Roger Gifford (John, Thomas, Roger, Sir Thomas, Sir John, 
Sir John le Boef, Sir John le Boef, Osbert, Elias, Elias, Elias, 
Osherne, Oshern de Bolehec), of Middle Clay don, co. Bucks, 
Esq., the testator of 1538 (Register, vol. 74, page 269), bom 
about 1463,* died 23 Jan. 1542/3 {ib., vol. 74, page 235). 
He married, about 1490, Mary Nanseglos, who was living 
8 Feb. 1543/4, daughter of William.t 

On 24 Feb. 1524 [? 1523/4] he was commissioner of the 
peace in co. Bucks, and on 1 Apr. 1524 he was a collector of 
the subsidy for the French War (Letters Foreign and Domestic, 
Henry VIII). In 1495 he leased the manor of Middle Clay- 
don of the Verney family for ninety-nine years. In his will, 
dated 24 Sept. 1538, he mentions his wife Mary, his Bone 
John (eldest son), George (second son), Rauffe (third son), 
William (fourth son), and Nycholas (youngest son), and pro- 
vides for the occupation of the manor of Middle Claydon 
by his sons. 

Children : 

i. John, of Hillesden, co. Bucks, Esq., the testator of 1545 (Registml 
vol. 74, p. 269), born about 1493; d. between 3 Dec. 1545 and 
19 Nov. 1547; m. Dorothy Dannett, who survived him, dau. 
of Sir John of Dannett's Hall, Knight. Children :t 1. William, 
of Stenes, co. Northampton, m. Ursula Cole of co. Gloucester. 
2. Roger, m. (1) Dorothy Bentley, dau. of Doctor Bentley; m. 

(2) Anna (Parker) Clinton, dau. of Parker of Willington, 

CO. Norfolk, and widow of CUnton. 3. John, presbyter, 

m. Wyat. 4. Thomas, d. s.p. before 3 Dec. 1545. 5. Jer- 

rard, living unm. in 1545. 6. Anne, living unm. 3 Dec. 1545. 
7. Mary, m. after 3 Dec. 1545 Richard Greville. 

ii. Sir George, of Middle Claydon, co. Bucks, Knight, the testator 

•The Viflitation of Northamptonshire states that Roger Gifford of Middle Claydon waa son of 
Thomaa Gifford (17) of Twyford, co. Bucks, the testator of 1611; but the Harleian pedigree in the 
printed Visitation of Oxfordshire and also the pedigree of the Giffords of Middle Claydon in the 
Heralds' College make him the son of John (16) and Agnea Gifford and therefore a brother of Thomaa 
(17). The latter statement is clearly the correct one. Thomas Gifford (17), in his will, dated 10 
Oct. 1511, mentions only one son, Thomas, and his inquisition post mortem, of 10 Nov. 1611, 
■hows that this Thomas, the heir, was then aged thirty years and more, and therefore waa born about 
1481. The inquisition post mortem of Roger Gifford of Middle Claydon, of 22 Nov. 1643, shows 
that John Giffard, Esq., his son and heir, was then aged fifty years and more and therefore was 
born about 149.3. Thomas (17) and Roger (18) were therefore contemporaries. Moreover, 
Thomas Gifford, son of Thomas (17), in his will, dated 2 Nov. 1550, calls Roger's sons, George. 
William, Ralph, and John, his cousins; and in Aug. 1538, in a complaint of injuries done to him by 
Roger Gifford and his sons, John, George, Ralph, William, and Nicholas, he calls them his kins- 
men (Letters Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, vol. 12, part 2, pp. 96, 97), 

tThis b evidently William Nanseglos, of Redefan Manor, Shaldeford, co. Essex, Gent., th« 
testator of 3 Feb. 1476 [71476/7J (Register, vol. 74, p. 279), whose daughter Mary was then under 
age. The statement that Roger Gifford's wife was Mary Nanseglos or Nansiclea was made by' 
Roger's grandson in the Heralds' pedigree of 1575. 

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of 1556 (ib., vol. 74. page 271), d. between 24 Dec. 1557 and 19 
Jan. 1557/8; m. (1) Constance Dykjs, dau. and ooheireae of 
Henry of co, Sussex; m. (2) Margaret Brad field, who d. about 

19 May 1539 (when her husband wrote to Thomas Cromwell 
that she was considered to be beyond hope of recovenr*), dau. 

and coheiress of Bradfield; m. (3) Philippa (Trappes) 

Shaa, dau. of Robert Trappes of London, goldsmith, and widow 
of Edmund Shaa of London, haberdasher. t She m. (3) Richard 
Norton, Esq., whom she survived, made her will 1 Not. 1593 
(ib., vol. 74, p. 274), and died between 1, and 14 Nov. 1593. Sir 
George Gifford was very active as an assistant to Thomas Crom- 
well, Earl of Essex, in the dissolution of the monasteries. In a 
codicil to his will, dated 24 Dec. 1557, he bequeathed to "my 
sister Frysewide Strelley, widow, gentlewoman of the Queen s 
Privy Chamber, a tankard of silver, parcel-gilt." Children :{ 
1. Thomas, under age on 20 Nov. 1556; living 1 Nov. 1593; m. 
Margaret Penne, dau. of David of Penne, co. Bucks. 2. A daugh- 
ter, d. before 20 Nov. 1556; m. Thomas Gedge, who was living 

20 Nov. 1556. 3. A daughter, m. James Gedge; both d. before 
20 Nov. 1556. 4. Prudence, under eighteen on 20 Nov. 1556; 
living 1 Nov. 1593; m. before 1 Nov. 1593 Francis Poore (or 
Powers) of Blechingdon, co. Oxford, Esq., who was living 1 Nov. 
1593. 5. Lettice, under eighteen on 20 Nov. 1556: living 1 Nov. 
1593; m. before 1 Nov. 1593 Urien Verney of Winsiow, eo. Bucks. 

iii. Ralph, of Steeple-Claydon, co. Bucks, living 20 Nov. 1560; m. 
Mary Chamberlain, dau. of Sir Edward of Woodstock, co. 
Oxford, Knight. Children: 1. George, of Claydon. 2. Roger, 
physician to Queen Ehzabeth. 

iv. William, probably d. young. 

V. William, of Thorpe-Mandeville, co. Northampton, d. between 2 
Nov. 1550 and 20 Nov. 1556; m. Alice Freebodt, who is men- 
tioned in the will of Sir George Gifford, 20 Nov. 1556, dau. and 
heiress of Hugh. 
19. vi. Nicholas, b. about 1508. 

vii. Joan (or Jane), living 24 Dec. 1557; m. (1) Thomas Cartwright; 
m. (2) William Lamboitrne; m. (3) before 2 Dec. 1542 Ambrose 
Dauntesey (Dancy). 

viii. Alice, m. after 20 Nov. 1556 Thomas Carroll, of Raunds, co. 
Northampton, Gent. 

19. Nicholas Gifford (Roger, John, Thomas, Roger, Sir Thomas, 
Sir John, Sir John le Boef, Sir John le Boef, Osbert, Elias, 
Elias, Elias, Osberne, Osbern de Bolehec), of St. James near 
Northampton, Gent., the testator of 1546 (Register, vol. 
74, page 270), born about 1508. died at Duston, co. Northamp- 
ton, 19 May 1546 {ih., vol. 74, page 236). He married, before 
1528, Agnes Maister (or Master), who died between 18 
Aug. 1581 and 28 Mar. 1584, daughter of John of Sandwich, 
CO. Kent, the testator of 1558 {ih., vol. 74, page 279), mayor 
of Sandwich, a warden of the Cinque Ports, and a member of 
Parliament (cf. Register, vol. 71, page 175). She is called 
Anne in the will of her husband and in his inquisition post 
mortem, and "sister Anne Gyffard" in the will of her brother- 
in-law, Sir George Gifford, in 1556. She is called Agnes in 
the wiU of her father, 24 Aug. 1558, and in her own wiU, 
18 Aug. 1581, but in that part of her will relating to her lands 

•Letters Foreign and Domestic, vol. 14, part 1, p. 453. 

fBy her first husband she had three sons, Edmund, Robert, and Thonuis Shaa. They are 
mentioned in the will of their stepfather, Sir George Gifford, in IS.'Se, but of the three only Edmund 
is expressly named in his mother's will in 1593. 

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she states that she is commonly called Anae Gyfford (Reg- 
ister, vol. 74, page 272). 

On 20 Oct. 1530 Nicholas Gifford was recommended to 
Thomas Cromwell by John Plauden, ''late clerk of the lands 
of Woolsey's College, Oxford" (Letters Foreign and Domestic, 
Henry VIII). In 1538 he was one of the gentlemen to attend 
upon the King's household when required (id.). In that year 
he was called of Brynon, Northants. He was active in the 
work of dissolving the monasteries; and by letters patent, 
dated 12 Sept. 1545, the house and lands of the dissolved 
monastery of St. James, in the parish of Duston near North- 
ampton, with the annual fair held there, were granted to 
him and his heirs, and he died seised thereof, Roger Gyfford, 
a minor, aged eighteen years and three months, being his son 
and heir. (Register, vol. 74, page 236.) 

Children: 

i. Roger, of St. James near Northampton, Gent,, the testator of 
1591 (ib., vol. 74, p. 274), b. probably about Feb. 1527/8; d. at 
St. James 20 Oct. 1591 {ib., vol. 74, p. 237); m. Amy Samwell, 
the testatrix of 1618 (ib., vol. 74, p. 275), who d. between 28 May 
and 11 July 1618, dau. of Francis, Esq., and Mary of Northamp- 
ton. Children: 1. Francis, of St. James near Northampton, Esq., 
the testator of 1625 (ib., vol. 74, p. 277), b. about 1568; d. before 
20 June 1625; m. before 28 May 1618 Jane Through ton, dau. of 
Richard of Hanslojpe, co. Bucks, Esq.; she was the testatrix of 
1632 {ib.), and d. between 30 Aug. and 15 Dec. 1632; they had 
issue. 2. Thomas, of Ashley, co. Northampton, m. before 28 
May 1618 Elizabeth Gate. 3. Nicholas, living in 1581; probably 
d. before 28 May 1618. 4. Marie, m. before 28 May 16i8 Alexan- 
der Mores of St. James End [co. Northampton]. 5. George, liv- 
ing unm. in 1618. 6. Elizabeth, hving unm. in 1618. 

ii. Margaret, b. about 1535; m. about 1554 Hugh SARGE^^^ of Ck)ur- 
teenhall, co. Northampton, Gent., b. probably about 1530, d. 
at Gourteenhall 28 Feb. 1595/6, Fifteen children.* 

iii. Barbara, m. Thomas Colwell, who is named in the will of his 
mother-in-law, Agnes Gifford, 18 Aug. 1581, and in the nuncu- 

gative will of his brother-in-law, Roger Gifford, 26 Sept. 1591. 
ihildren, named in the will of their grandmother, Agnes Gifford, 
18 Aug. 1581: 1. Richard. 2. John. 3. Thomas. 4. Lucy. 5- 
Teda. 6. Marie. 7. Agnes. 

iv. George, Uving 26 Sept. 1591; m. before 18 Aug. 1581 Anne Prest- 
LAND, living in 1581, dau. of John. Children: 1. Richard, living 
in 1581. 2. Roger, Hving in 1581. 3. Edward, living in 1581. 
4. Valentine. 5. Elizabeth. 6. Ann. 

T. Anne, d. before 18 Aug. 1581; m. Gervaise Morton, who was liv- 
ing 18 Aug. 1581. There were children of this marriage who 
were living and under twenty-one on 18 Aug. 1581. 

ri. Marie, m. (1) Thomas Waldram; both were living 18 Aug. 1581; 
perhaps she m. (2) John Wilson. 

Addendum: Some Descendants of Hugh Sargent 

1. Hugh Sargent, of East Haddon and later of Gourteenhall, co. 
Northampton, Gent., born probably about 1530, died 28 Feb. 
1595/6, and was buried at Gourteenhall 1 Mar. 1595/6. He mar- 
ried, about 1554, t Margaret Gifford, born about 1535, daughter 

•For dosceadants of Hugh and Margaret (Gifford) Sargent vide infra. Addendum. 

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of Nicholas, Gent,, and Agnes (Maister) of St. James near North- 
ampton. (Vide supra, 19.) 
Children:* 

i. Elizabeth, bapt. 30 Jan. 1555/6; m. 25 June 1576 Thomas Fltnte. 
ii. Anne. 

ill. Nicholas, bapt. 1 Aug. 1559; m. 27 Nov. 1593 Elizabeth ( ) 

Clarke, widow of John. 
2. iv. Roger, b. about 1560. 

V. Mary, bapt. 30 May 1565; m. 5 May 1602 W. Osborn of Han- 
slope, CO. Bucks. 

vi. John, bapt. 25 Apr. 1566; bur. at Courteenhall 10 Dec. 1614; m. 
20 Nov. 1602 Joyce Church, bapt. at Courteenhall 21 Dec. 1574. 
bur. there, "a poore woman," 14 May 1643, dau. of Henry and 
Marie. Six children, for whom vide supra, p. 58, footnote. 

vii. Jane, bapt. at East Haddon 16 June 1567; m. 28 Oct. 1606 Arthur 
Clarcke, alias Boterell, of Stony Stratford, co. Bucks. 

viii. Alice, bapt. at East Haddon 8 May 1569; m. at Northampton, 
6 Oct. 1597, George Coles of Northampton. 

ix. Richard. 

X, Thomas. 

xi. George, bapt. at Courteenhall 2 Apr. 1573. 

xii. Magdalen, bapt. at Courteenhall 9 July 1574. 

xiii. Robert, bapt. at Courteenhall 30 Oct. 1575. 

xiv. Michael, bapt. at Courteenhall 27 Dec. 1576. 

XV. Dorothy, bapt. at Courteenhall 8 Feb. 1578/9; d. 4 Oct. 1602, 
"being dehvered of a bd 9 daies before." 

2. Roger Sargent (Hugh), of the town of Northampton, mercer, 
born about 1560, was buried in the parish of All Saints, 
Northampton, in July (perhaps 5 July) 1649. He married, 
3 June 1589, Ellen (or Eleanor) Makernes (or Macharnes), 
baptized at Finedon, co. Northampton, 24 Nov. 1564, buried 
at Northampton 20 Oct. 1645, daughter of Wilham and Agnes 
(Harrgat) of Finedon. f 

Roger Sargent was an alderman of Northampton in 1616, 
senior bailiff the following year, and mayor in 1626. His 
will, dated 12 Apr. 1649 and proved 22 Feb. 1649/50, is printed 
in Aaron Sargent's "Sargent Genealogy," 1895, pages 16-17. 

Children, recorded in the parish of All Saints, Northampton:! 

i. Daniel, bapt. 20 Sept. 1590; buried 9 Dec. 1590. 

ii. Sara, bapt. 4 Oct. 1591 (according to chart in the Courteenhall 

register). 
iii. Anna, bapt. 21 Oct. 1593; probably the Agnes, dau. of Roger 

Sargeant, who was buried at All Saints 30 Oct. 1599. 
iv. Samuel, bapt. 13 Oct. 1595; bur. 27 Apr. 1596. 
V. Mary, bapt. 6 Mar. 1596/7; bur. 17 Aug. 1597. 
vi. Joseph, § linen draper and mercer, bapt. 25 June 1598; bur. at All 

ton, where the marriage undoubtedly took place, do not begin until the latter part of the seven- 
teenth century. 

•For records vide supra, pp. 57-58, and also Register, vol. 74, pp. 281, 282. 

tFinedon, formerly also called Thingdon, is a parish situated about thirteen miles northeast 
from the town of Northampton. For records and a pedigree of the Makernes family of Finedon 
see Register, vol. 71, pp. 324-336. 

JCf. also the Sargent Genealogy. 

§The register of All Saints, Northampton, contains the record of the baptism, on 25 June 1598, 
of Samuell son of Roger Sergeant. The Samuel who was baptized 13 Oct. 1595 died in infancy 
and was buried 27 Apr. 1596, and no other record of the second Samuel is found in the register of 
AH Saints nor is any son Samuel named in the will of Roger Sargent in 1649. The Sargent chart 
in the Courteenhall register gives "Samuel . 1595 dead," but does not show a second Samuel, 

the name "Joseph," without date, immediately following that of the Samuel of 1595 and immedi- 
ately preceding the name "Dorothie." Since Roger Sargent had a son Joseph, whom he appointed 



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Saints 11 Apr. 1678; m. about 1624 Dorothy , who was 

bur. at All Saints 9 Oct. 1681. He was executor of his father's 
will, church warden of All Saints' Church in 1631-2, junior 
bailiff of Northampton in 1632-3, alderman, and mayor of North- 
ampton in 1644-5, 1656, and 1671. Children, recorded at All 
Saints, Northampton: 1. Samuel, bapt. 9 Oct. 1625; bur. 28 Feb. 
1625/6. 2. Samuel, bapt. 20 May 1627. 3. Elizabeth, bapt. 15 
Mar. 1628/9; m. Robert Pickmer. 4. Dorothy, bapt. 7 Aug. 1631; 
m. at All Saints, 9 Nov. 1648, George Billton oi London, Gent. 
5. Thorns, draper, bapt. 9 Mar. 1633/4; bur. 6 May 1689; m. 

about 1657 Dorcas , b. in the parish of All Saints, d. 

there 29 Aug. 1729, in her 93d year • he was junior bailiff in 1659-60, 
church warden in 1666, and an alderman of Northampton; eight 
children, recorded in the registers of All Saints. 6. Martha, bapi. 
10 Dec. 1637; bur. 18 Feb. 1638/9. 7. Anne, bapt. 13 Sept. 1640. 
8. Infant child, bur. 26 Sept. 1646. 

vii. Dorothy, bapt. 6 Mar. 1599/1600; living 12 Apr. 1649; m. at 
All Saints, 30 Nov. 1634, Thomas Ball, who d. before 12 Apr. 
1649. In his will, dated 12 Apr. 1649, Roger Sargent, after mak- 
ing other bequests to Dorothy and others, gives "all the rest of 
my goods household stuffe wearinge apparell gowns cattell and 
chattells whatsoever to my daughtr Ball w^h hath most neede of 
my helpe by reason of the want and poverty wherein she was 
lefte by her husband Thomas Ball late deceased," 
3. viii. William, bapt. 20 June 1602. 

ix. Infant son [puendus], bur. 3 Sept. 1604. 

X. John, mercer and linen draper, bapt. 24 Nov. 1605; m. at All Sainta, 
4 Nov. 1634, Anne Orpyn of Northampton. Children: 1. John, 
not recorded in the register of All Saints, but mentioned in his 
grandfather's will, 1649, as his father's eldest son. 2. Joseph, 
bur. 12 Mar. 1636/7. 3. Joseph, not recorded in the register of 
All Saints, but mentioned in his grandfather's will in 1649. 4. 
Samuel, bapt. 18 Oct. 1640; bur. 14 Dec. 1640. 5. Samuel, bapt. 
6 Jan. 1641/2; bur. 3 Aug. 1644. 6. Elizabeth, bapt. 28 Jan. 
1643/4; probably d. in infancy. 7. Elizabeth, bapt. 6 Sept. 1646. 
8. Mary, bapt. 10 Sept. 1648. 

xi. Elizabeth, bapt. 26 Feb. 1608/9; Uving 12 Apr. 1649, when her 
father in his will refers to her as "my daughter Sprigge;" d. before 
1680; m. (1) 9 Oct. 1626 Robert Banks; m. (2) before 12 Apr. 
1649 Henry Sprigq; m. (3) after 12 Apr. 1649 George Norwood. 

3. William Sargent {Roger, Hugh), of Northampton, haber- 
dasher, and of New England, baptized in the parish of All 
Saints, Northampton, 20 June 1602, died at Barnstable, 
in the Plymouth Colony in New England, 16 Dec. 1682. He 

married first, probably about 1627, Hannah , who 

was buried at All Saints 25 Sept. 1632; secondly, probably 

about 1634, Mary , who died probably in 1637; and 

thirdly, probably in 1638, Sarah ( ) Minshall, who 

died at Barnstable in the Pl3rmouth Colony 12 Jan. 1688/9, 
widow of William Minshall of Whitchurch, co. Salop, Gent. 

WiUiam Sargent, like his father, resided in the parish of 
All Saints, Northampton. He was made a freeman of North- 
ampton 20 July 1626, being then called son of Roger Sargent. 
He was senior baihfif in 1632-3. His name appears for the 
last time in the register of All Saints in the entry of the 
baptism of his daughter Mary, 22 Jan. 1636/7, and he is 

executor of hia will and about whom the information given in the text has been found, it is probable 
that the Bon baptized 25 June 1598 should have been recorded in the register of All Saints 
a6 "Joseph" and not as "Sarauell." 






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next found at Charlestown, Mass., where he was admitted to 
the church on 10 Mar. 1638/9, and his wife Sarah was admitted 
to the church on 17 Mar. 1638/9. The following entry is 
found in Lechford's "Note Book," page 224 of the printed 
edition (Cambridge, 1885): 

"John Winthrop Esqr Governor of the Jurrisdiccon of the Matta- 
chusetts bay in New England to all manner of persons whome it may 
concerne greeting These are to certify you that WiUiam Sergeant 
late of Northampton haberdasher of Hatts and now of Charlestown 
in New England planter & Sarah his wife late the wife of WiUiam 
Minshall of Whitchurch in the County of Salop gent. Deceased are 
both blessed be God in full life & good health at the time of the 
making hereof In testimony whereof I have caused the publicke 
scale of our Colony to be hereto affixed the fourteenth day of No- 
vember in the fifteenth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord 
Charles now King of England &c Annoq' Dni 1639." 

William Sargent was admitted a freeman in the Massachu- 
setts Bay Colony in 1639. He removed to Maiden, Mass., 
where he was a deacon and a lay preacher in the church. His 
farm was in that part of Maiden which was set off in 1870 
as the town (now the city) of Everett. He removed to Barn- 
stable, probably in 1656 or 1657, was made a freeman of the 
Plymouth Colony in 1657, and was a preacher also at Barn- 
stable. His will, dated 9 Mar. 1679/80, is printed in Aaron 
Sargent's "Sargent Genealogy," where also further details of 
his life in New England and a genealogy of his descendants 
may be found. 

Children by first wife, baptized at All Saints, Northampton: 

i. Elizabeth, bapt. 3 July 1628; bur. at All Saints 5 Jan. 1629/30. 
ii. Hai^nah, bapt. 13 July 1629; came to New England; d. at Reading, 

Mass., 15 Dec. 1717, "bemg near a 100 years old"; m. in 1649 

Henry Felch of Reading, who d. there 11 Nov. 1699. Eleven 

children. 
iii. Elizabeth, bapt. 12 Sept. 1630; came to New England; d. 5 Mar. 

1657/8; m. (1) about 1651 David Nichols of Boston, who d. 

13 Mar. 1652/3; m. (2) 14 June 1653 Thomas Bill of Boston, 

who m. (2) Abigail Willis, dau. of Michael, and d. 29 Oct. 1696. 

Two sons by second husband. 
iv. Mary, bapt. 2 Sept. 1632; bur. at All Saints 9 Feb. 1635/6. 

Children by second wife, baptized at All Saints, North- 
ampton : 

T. Sarah, bapt. 22 Oct. 1635; probably d. young, 
ri. Mary, bapt. 22 Jan. 1636/7; probably d. young. 

Children by third wife: 

vii. John, of Barnstable and of Maiden, Mass., bapt. at Charlestown, 
Mass., 8 Dec. 1639; d. at Maiden 9 Sept. 1716, aged 76 years, 
9 months; m. (1) 19 Mar. 1662/3 Deborah Hillier of Barn- 
stable, b, at Yarmouth in the Plymouth Colony 30 Oct. 1643, 
d. 20 Apr. 1669, dau. of Hugh; m. (2) 3 Sept. 1669 Mart Bense, 
who d. s.p. in Feb. 1670/1; m. (3) Lydia Chipman of Barnstable, 
b. at Barnstable 25 Dec. 1654, d. 2 Mar. 1729/30, dau. of Elder 
John and Hope (Howland). Four children by first wife and 
eleven children by third wife. 

viii. Ruth, b. at Charlestown, Mass., 25 Oct. 1642; d. 4 Oct. 1711; m. 
(1) about 1663 Jonathan Winslow of Marshfield in the Plym- 






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outh Colony, b. in 1638, bur. 8 Sept, 1676, s. of Josiah and Mar- 
garet and nephew of Gov. Edward Winslow; m. (2) in July 1677, 
as his second wife, Richard Bourne of Sandwich in the Plymouth 
Colony; m. (3) in 1684, as his second wife. Elder John Chip- 
man of Sandwich. One son by first husband. 
ix. Samuel, b. at Charlestown, Mass., 3 Mar, 1644/5; d. unm. at 
Maiden 22 Sept. 1710, in his 66th year. 

Corrections 

Vol. 74, p. 281, hne 34, and p. 283, Hne 6, for Robert read Roger. 

Vol. 75, p. 60. It would appear that at present there is no evidence as to the 
parentage of Osberne (or Osbert) Giffard (2), but it seems probable that he 
was descended from Osbern de Bolebec (1). Vincent, the seventeenth century 
herald, stated that he was the son of Hugh, Sieur de Beuffe, and a grandson 
of Osbem de Bolebec, but this statement lacks confirmation. The ancestry 
of Osberne Giffard (2) can be determined only by an examination of the char- 
tularies of Rouen. 

Vol. 75, p. 63, fines 13-20, for these lines read: 

i. Osbert, b. in 1233 or 1234 ;t fiving in 1301; m. . jEIe was 

summoned for service in Gascony in 1294 and in Scotland in 1296, 
he was summoned to Parliament in 1297, and he was summoned 
from Devonshire in 1301 as holding £40 and upward (Parfia- 
mentary Writs). Children: 1. Osbert, b. before 1270; d. before 

1291; m. Sara —, who brought suit in 19 Edward I [1290-11 

against her father-in-law, Osbert Giffard, for her dower in lands 
at Astwell, co. Northampton (De Banco Roll, 19 Edward I); 
had daughters but no son. 2. John, of age in 1302; on 7 Aug. 
1321, etc. 

[To be continued] 



HENRY WITHINGTON OF DORCHESTER, MASS.. 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Frederic Scherer Withington of Des Moines, Iowa* 

1. Henry^ Withington, of Leigh, co. Lancaster, England, and 
Dorchester, Mass., the ancestor of most of those of the name in 
the United States, was baptized in the parish of Leigh, co. Lan- 
caster, England, 22 Feb. 1589/90, the son of George and Margaret 
Withington, and died at Dorchester, Mass., 2 Feb. 1666/7. He 
married first, at Leigh, in Sept. 1615, Anne Leech, who was buried 
at Leigh 26 Sept. 1621, daughter of Richard and Anne (Yate); 
secondly, at Leigh, 30 Sept. 1622, Elizabeth Smith, who died at 
Dorchester, Mass., 16 Feb. 1660, sister of Thomas Smith, a well- 
known merchant of London; and thirdly, at Dorchester, in June 
1662, Margery (Turner) Paul, who died at Dorchester 20 May 
1676, widow of Richard Paul of Taunton. f A deed of settlement 
from Henryi Withington to her is dated 25 June 1662. 

•The author will be pleased to receive any further information or, if possible, to answer any 
inquiry relating to the Withingtona or allied families. He may be addressed at 401 Ka-aft Building, 
Des Moines, Iowa. 

tAU places mentioned in this article are situated within the present limits of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, unless another State or region is indicated in the text or may be easily 
inferred from the context. The present name of a town or of that part of a town in which an 
event mentioned in the text occurred is usually given in parentheses after the earlier name. 



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With his second wife, Elizabeth (Smith), and his four children, 
he came to Dorchester, probably in the same ship (the James) 
with Rev. Richard Mather and his company, arriving 16 Aug. 
1635; 

He was one of the signers of the covenant by which the Dorchester 
church was founded, and was the first ruling elder of the church, 
continuing in that office for twenty-nine years until his death. He 
was one of the selectmen of Dorchester in 1636, and was otherwise 
prominent in the affairs of the town and church, though there appears 
to be no record of his having been made a freeman. He shared in the 
division of lands in Dorchester, was a blacksmith by trade, and was 
one of the founders and original shareholders in the first ironworks 
in the American Colonies, on Mill River in Taunton, evidently 
intended by their original founder and operator, James Leonard, Sr., 
to be named for Henry Withington, notwithstanding the corrup- 
tion of the name to ''Whittington" and ^'Whittenton." He pur- 
chased, 23 Apr. 1638, and occupied the house built on the lot in 
Dorchester formerly owned by Matthias Sension (or St. John), 
who went from Dorchester to Windsor, Conn., and was one of the 
founders of the church there. 

Many records attest the fact that he was universally beloved, 
respected, and trusted. Rev. Richard Mather called him ''Beloved 
Friend," and made him overseer of his will in 1664. Rev. Samuel 
Danforth said of him: "A man that excelled in wisdom, meekness 
and goodness." 

In his will, dated 8, 11 mo., 1664, he says that he is "about the 

Age of 76 yeares or vpon 77." The inventory of his estate amounted 

to £850. 17s. 3d. (Register, vol. 16, pages 52-54.) 

Children by first wife, baptized at Leigh, co. Lancaster, 

England : 

i. Faith,^ bapt. 13 Oct. 1616; came with her father and stepmother to 
New England; d. at Dorchester 3 Feb. 1688/9; m. about 1639 
Richard* Baker, said to have been born in co. Kent, Eng., 
about 1614, d. at Dorchester 25 Oct. 1689. He came first to 
Boston as first mate of the ship Bachelor, leaving England 18 
Aug. 1635, and hved in Dorchester after his marriage. He was 
a brother of Thomas' Baker of Roxbury and an uncle of John 
Baker of Boston. He was admitted freeman in 1642, was a select- 
man in 1653, a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company in 1658, and in 1668 was elected ruling elder of the 
church in Dorchester but declined to serve. He was an ancestor 
of Walter' Baker, the chocolate manufacturer of Dorchester, 
whose grandfather, James^ Baker, bought the original chocolate mill 
of Henry^ Stone (6, ii, 4). (Register, vol. 43, pp. 279 et seq.) 
Children: 1. Mary, bapt. 14 Feb. 1641; d. 27 Aug. 1714; m. in 
1664 SamueP Robinson, bapt. 14 June 1640, d. 16 Sept. 1718, 
8. of WiUiam.i 2. John, bapt. 30 Apr. 1643; d. 26 Aug. 1690; m. 
11 July 1667 Preserved Trott. 3. Sarah, bapt. 22 June 1645; 
d. 13 Oct. 1688; m. 22 Feb. 1664/5 James^ White, s. of Edward* 
{vide infra, 3). 4. Thankful, bapt. 19 Mar. 1646/7; m. Wilham 
Griggs. 5. Elizabeth, bapt. 27 Oct. 1650; d. young. 6. James, 
bapt. 30 Apr. 1654; d. unm. 30 Mar. 1721. 7. Elizabeth, bapt. 
20 July 1656; m. WiUiam Pratt of Weymouth; they set out for 
South Carohna 22 Oct. 1695. 8. Hannah, b. 9 Jan. 1662; d. 18 
Sept. 1690; m. 5 May 1685 John* Wiswell (Enochs). 
2. ii. Richard, bapt. 3 May 1618. 



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Children by second wife, probably born in London, England : 

iii. Mary, b. about 1623; came with her parents to New England; d. 
at Cambridge 26 Mar. 1697; m. 23 Feb. 1643/4 Thomas' Dan- 
FORTH, b. 20 Nov. 1623 at FramUngham, co. Suffolk, Eng., d. at 
Cambridge 5 Nov. 1699, s. of Nicholas* and Elizabeth. He was 
representative from Cambridge in the General Court, 1657-8, 
assistant, 1659-1679, deputy governor of the Massachusetts Bay 
Colony, 28 May 1679 to May 1686, president of the Province of 
Maine during the same period, and associate justice of the Su- 
perior Court of the Province of Massachusetts Bay from 1692 
until his death. He strongly opposed the infamous proceedings 
against alleged witches. He was also president of the Board of 
Commissioners for the United Colonies, and from 1650 to 1669 
was treasurer of Harvard College, to which he made bequests. 
Children: 1. Sarah, b. 16 Apr, 1645; d. 29 Oct. 1645. 2. Sarah, 
b. 11 Nov. 1646; d. in 1723; m. Rev. Joseph Whiting, 3. Mary, 
b. and d. 2 Apr. 1649. 4. Mary, b. 28 July 1650; d. after 1725; 
m. (1) Solomon Phipps: m. (2), as his second wife, Thomas Brown 
of Sudbury. 5. Samuel, b. 5 Oct, 1652; d, unm. in London, Eng,, 
of smallpox, 22 Dec, 1676. 6, Thomas, b, 16 Dec, 1654; d. unm, 
19 Dec, 1675, 7, Jonathan, b, 27 Feb, 1656/7; d. in Apr, 1657. 
8, Jonathan, b. 10 Feb, 1658/9; d. unm, 13 Nov, 1682. 9, Joseph, 
b, 18 Sept, 1661; d, 2 Oct. 1663, 10, Benjamin, b, 20 May 1663; 
d, 23 Aug, 1663. .11, Elizabeth, b, 17 Feb, 1665; d, 4 July 1721; 
m, 3 Oct, 1682 Francis Foxcroft. 12 Bethia, bapt. 16 June 1667; 
d, 21 Sept, 1668. 

iv. Anne, b, about 1625; came with her parents to New England; d. 
at Huntington, Long Island, in 1700' m. about 1647 James' 
Bates (or Bate), bapt. at Lydd, co. Kent, Eng., 19 Dec, 1624, 
d., probably at Huntington, Long Island, in 1692, s, of James' 
and Alice (Glover), They moved to Haddam, Conn., and, appar- 
ently, to Huntington, Long Island. Children: 1, Samuel, bapt. 
19 Jan. 1648; d. 28 Dec. 1699; m. 2 May 1676 Mary Chapman. 
2. John, b. about 1650. 3. Hannah, b. about 1652; bapt. at Had- 
dam 7 Mar. 1669. 4. Elizabeth, b. about 1654; m. about 1673 
Thomas Spencer. 5. Alice, b. about 1657; d. young. 6. Mary, b. 
about 1659; d. young. 7. James, b, 15 Apr. 1662; m. Mary 

, 8, Margaret, b, 17 July 1664; m, William Spencer. 9. 

Mary, bapt, 11 Mar. 1666; m. 18 Aug, 1685 Samuel Hough. 

2. Richard* Withington {Henry^), of Dorchester, baptized at 
Leigh, CO. Lancaster, England, 3 May 1618, died at Dorchester 
22 Dec. 1701, "Aged about 84." He married, about 1648, 
Elizabeth* Eliot, baptized at Nazeing, co. Essex, England, 
8 Apr. 1627, died at Dorchester 18 Apr. 1714, daughter of 
PhiUp^ and Elizabeth (Sybthorpe) and niece of Rev. John 
Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians. 

Richard Withington came with his father and stepmother to 
New England, was admitted a freeman 13 May 1640, was elected 
a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Conipany 
in 1646, was deacon of the church in Dorchester in 1668, and 
was elected several times as a selectman. He was always 
active and prominent in public affairs. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

3. i. John,' b. 1 July 1649. 

4. ii. Ebenezer, b, 7 Sept. 1651. 

5. iii. Henrt, b. 2 Oct. 1653, 

iv. Ann,* b. 24 Aug, 1656; d. at Dorchester 21 Sept, 1723; m, at Dor- 
chester, 13 Nov, 1679, as his second wife, James* Bird, b, in 

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Feb. 1644, d. at Dorchester 1 Sept. 1725, s. of Thomas* and 
Anne.* Children: 1. Eunice, b. 16 Oct. 1680; d. unm. 3 Aug. 
1709. 2. Ebenezer, b. 30 Jan. 1683; d. unm., being killed by a fall 
from his horse, 18 Jan. 1703. 3. Bebee, b. 22 May 1686; d. 25 
Dec. 1746; m. 3 May 1705 Remember Preston, b. 4 Nov. 1678, 
d. 18 May 1755, s. of Daniel and Abigail (Jackson). 4. Priscilla, 
b. 10 Apr. 1688; d. unm. 24 Sept. 1723. 5. Henry, b. 20 Mar. 
1689/90; d. 5 May 1756; m. about 1714 Ruth Humphrey, b. 
4 Aug. 1693, d. 28 Feb. 1746, dau. of Isaac and Ruth (Leadbetter) . 
6. Thomas, b. 1 Jan. 1692/3; d. 3 May 1770; m. 18 Dec. 1718 
Mary Clap, b. 26 Apr. 1699, d. 6 Apr. 1761, dau. of Samuel and 
Mary (Paul). 

6. V. Philip, b. 26 Mar. 1659. 

vi. Constant (or Constance), b. 16 Nov. 1661; d. s.p., probably at 
Falmouth (Portland), Me., about 1720; m. Richard Broad- 
ridge of Falmouth, Me. He owned land at Falmouth in 1713 
and w£is one of the original settlers of the town. From Suffolk 
Deeds it appears that Richard and Constant Broadridge con- 
veyed, 3 Oct. 1718, all their property and inheritance from Con- 
stant's father, Richard Withington, to their dear "cousin," Hannah 
Hall (vide infra, 2, vii, 1). 

vii. Elizabeth, b. 16 Apr. 1666; d. at Dorchester 12 Aug. 1700; m. at 
Dorchester, in 1691, Jonathan' Hall, b. at Dorchester 8 Apr. 
1659, d. there 29 Dec. 1718, s. of Lieut. Richard* and Elizabeth 
(Collier). He m. (2) 4 Apr. 1701 EUzabeth Clap, b. 29 Feb. 
1675/6, d. 5 Oct. 1752, dau. of Hopestill, and had by her four 
children. Children: I.Hannah, b. 17 Aug. 1692; d. 1 Aug, 1775; 
m. 26 Jan. 1719/20 Peletiah Rawson of Braintree and Milton; 
eight children. 2. Elizabeth, b. 23 May 1694; d. 4 Sept. 1695. 
3. Sarah, b. 19 Sept. 1696; d. unm. 16 July 1714. 4. Martha, b. in 
Jan. 1699; d. the same day. 

7. viii. Joseph, b. 15 June 1668. 

3. JoHN^ Withington {Richard,^ Henry^) of Dorchester, born at 
Dorchester 1 July 1()49, died in 1690, being drowned, with 
forty-six others of the Dorchester military company, of which 
he was captain, in the expedition of Sir William Phips against 
Quebec. He married, about 1672, Elizabeth^ Preston, 
born about 1653, died at Dorchester 19 Nov. 1722, daughter 
of Daniel^ and Mary. She married secondly, 13 Feb. 1695/6, 
as his second wife, James^ White, who died 11 Nov. 1713, 
son of Edward.^ James White's first wife was Sarah^ Baker 
(1, i, 3), daughter of Richard^ and Faith (Withington). 

John Withington was made a freeman 7 May 1673, and 
was a selectman of Dorchester for three years. 
Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Mart,* b. 2 Dec. 1673; d. 15 Sept. 1676. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 5 Aug. 1676; d. at Dorchester 24 Dec. 1765; m. 
about 1700 Humphrey Atherton, b. at Dorchester 26 Jan. 
1672/3, d. at Stoughton (Canton) 2 Feb. 1748, s. of Consider 
and Anna (Annable.) Children: 1. Elizabeth, b. 14 Apr. 1701; 
d. probably 27 Mar. 1747; m. 29 May 1718 Ebenezer Maudesley, 
b. 19 May 1695, d. 22 Mar. 1773, s. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth. 
2. Humphrey, h. 5 June 1707; d. 17 Nov. 1786; m. (1) 1 Oct. 
1730 Anna Field, who d. 6 May 1748; m. (2) 21 Dec. 1749 Mary 
Graham. 3. Anna, b. 3 May 1710; d. about 1761; m. Edward 
Belcher. 4. John, b. 3 May 1714; d. 4 Oct. 1785; m. in 1741 
Rachel Wentworth. 5. Consider, h. 9 Feb. 1716/17; m. 2 July 
1744 Mary Bailey. 

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iii. Mary, b. 10 Mar. 1678/9; d. 1 Oct. 1679. 

8. iv. Richard, b. 1 Aug. 1680. 

V. Silence (twin), b. 15 Jan. 1682; d. 29 Jan. 1682/3. 
vi. Submit (twin), b. 15 Jan. 1682; d. 3 Feb. 1682/3. 

9. vii. Samuel, b. 4 May 1684. 

viii. Hannah, b. 19 Dec. 1686; d. at Dorchester 30 'Apr. 1768; m. 16 
May 1708 John^ Baker, b. 25 Nov. 1671, d. 9 Oct. 1746, b. of 
John^ (1, i, 2) and Preserved (Trott). Children: 1. Hannah, 
9 June 1709; m. 29 Dec. 1730 Benjamin Clapp. 2. John, b. in 
1711; d. young. 3. James, b. 24 May 1713; d. 18 Nov. 1776; m. 
14 Dec. 1738 PrisciUa Paul. 4. John, b. 28 June 1715; d. in Nov. 
1798; m. (1) 7 Feb. 1738 Sarah Wiswell; m. (2) 2 Feb. 1790 Jane 
Wheeler. 5. Thomas, b. 3 May 1717; d. 28 Dec. 1745; m. 26 
July 1739 Ann Mattock {vide infra, 8, ii). 6. Elijah, b. 14 May 
1720; m. Hannah Puffer. 7. George, b. 13 Aug. 1724; d. 4 Mar. 
1810; m. (1) 23 Feb. 1747 Ruth WiUiams; m. (2) 11 Apr. 1753 
Mary (Wiswell) Jones {vide infra, 5, i, 3); m. (3) 2 Oct. 1777 
Susan Viles. 

ix. Susannah, b. 18 Feb. 1689/90; d. 14 Oct. 1762; m. at Dorchester, 
11 Aug. 1708, Preserved Capen, Jr., b. 10 Apr. 1686, d. 18 Oct. 
1757, s. of Preserved and Mary (Payson). Children: 1. Preserved, 
b. 12 May 1710; d. 29 May 1710. 2. Preserved, b. 2 Nov. 1711; 
d. 18 Apr. 1721. 3. Mary, b. 7 July 1714; d. 16 Oct. 1714. 4. 
Ebenezer, b. 15 Apr. 1716; m. 9 Nov. 1736 Ehzabeth Leeds. 5. 
Susannah, b. 20 Jan. 1717/18; m. (1) 16 Jan. 1745 Charles Har- 
vey, who d. 15 Nov. 1762; m. (2) 16 Dec. 1777, as his third wife, 
Nathaniel Langley, who d. 22 Oct. 1779. 6. David, b. 3 Apr. 
1720; m. 18 Sept. 1746 Relief Evans (5, iii,4). 7. Elijah, b. 23 
Mar. 1721/2; d. 1 Aug. 1722. 8. James, b. 2 June 1723; d. 22 
June 1723. 9. Elijah, b. 6 June 1724. 10. Mary, b. 16 July 1729; 
d. unm. 19 May 1746. 

4. Ebenezer^ Withington {Richard,^ Henry^), of Dorchester, 

born at Dorchester 7 Sept. 1651, died there 11 Feb. 1728/9. 

He married first Mary , who died s.p. 10 Jan. 1690/1; 

and secondly, at Dorchester, 2 Feb. 1692/3, Mary^ Royal, 
born at Dorchester 8 Sept. 1670, died there 31 Dec. 1746, 
daughter of Isaac^ and Ruth (Tolman).* 

Ebenezer Withington was a selectman of Dorchester in 1685, 
and was made a freeman 18 Apr. 1690. 

Child by second wife: 
i. Ebenezer,* b. 22 Dec. 1693; d. 10 Jan. 1693/4. 

5. Henry^ Withington {Richard,'^ Henry^), of Dorchester, born 

at Dorchester 2 Oct. 1653, died there 2 Feb. 1687/8. He 
married at Dorchester, 29 May 1684, Sarah^ Leadbetter, 
born at Dorchester 20 Jan. 1659, died there 18 Dec. 1696, 
daughter of Henry^ and Sarah (Tohnan) and sister of De- 
liverance Leadbetter, who married her husband's brother, 
Joseph (7). Sarah (Leadbetter) Withington married secondly, 
at Dorchester, 2 Feb. 1692/3, Ebenezer^ Holmes, bom in 
1669, died 1 Feb. 1746, son of NathanieP and Patience (Top- 
li£fe).t 

Henry Withington's grandfather, Philip EUot of Roxbury, 

•Her will, proved 7 Jan. 1747, flemonstratea conclusively that she marriedjEbenezerS Withing- 
ton, and not John Bird, as stated in Register, vols. 25 and 39. John Bird probably married Mary, 
daughter of Samuel Royal, who was a brother of leaac.J 

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in his will, proved 2 Feb. 1660, left to him £5, ''Towards the 
bringing him up in learning." He was a member of Captain 
Johnson's military company in 1675, and was made a freeman 
10 Oct. 1677. 
Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Sarah,* b. 13 Apr. 1685; d. 26 Oct. 1769; m. at Dorchester, 8 Oct. 
1712, Samuel Jones, Jr., b. at Dorchester 19 Aug. 1682, d. there 
29 Jan. 1744, s. of Samuel and Mary (Tucker). Children: 1. 
Samuel, b. 7 Mar. 1714; m. 10 Jan. 1739 Mercy Trott. 2. Henry, 
b. 20 June 1716; d. unm. 7 May 1736. 3. Stephen, b. 28 Feb. 
1718/19; d. 29 Aug. 1750; m. 15 Sept. 1747 Mary WisweU, who 
m. (2), as his second wife, George Baker (3, viii, 7). 4. Sarah, b. 
17 July 1723; d. unm. in Dec. 1803. 5. Mary, b. 5 June 1727; 
d. unm. 2 Dec. 1810. 

ii. Henry, b. 7 Sept. 1686; probably d. young. 

iii; Silence (posthumous), b. 19 Apr. 1688; d. at Dorchester 3 Aug. 
1729; m. in Boston, 5 May 1708, Matthias Evans, Jr., b. at 
Dorchester 3 Nov. 1670, d. there 25 Nov. 1751, s. of Matthias 
and Patience (Mede). Children: 1. Sarah, b. 4 June 1709; d. 
unm. 18 Feb. 1732. 2. Henry, b. 16 Oct. 1710; d. 6 Sept. 1715. 
3. MaUhias, b. 31 July 1713; m. 24 Oct. 1738 Waitstill Lyon. 4. 
Relief, b. 8 Jan. 1716/17; m. 18 Sept. 1746 David Capen (3, ix, 6). 
5. Silence, b. 7 Aug. 1720; d. unm. in Boston in 1754. 6. JohUf 
b. 5 Feb. 1721/2; d. 6 Oct. 1761; m. 30 Jan. 1753 Anna Davis. 
7. Mary, b. 9 July 1726. 8. Henry, b. 10 Feb. 1727/8; m. 21 Nov. 
1751 Sarah Humphrey. 

6. Philip^ Withington {Richard,^ Henry^), of Dorchester, born 
at Dorchester 26 Mar. 1659, died there 27 Dec. 1736. He 
married firstj at Dorchester, 17 Nov. 1682, Thankful Pond, 
born at Dorchester 15 Jan. 1661/2, died there 23 Dec. 1711, 
daughter of WiUiam and Mary (Dyer); and secondly, as it 

seems, Sarah , who died at Dorchester 18 Apr. 1746. 

Children by first wife, born at Dorchester: 

10. i. John,* b. 30 Dec. 1683. 

ii. Thankful, b. 1 July 1685; d. 27 Oct. 1732; m. 15 Jan. 1710/11 
Daniel* Stone, b. at Cambridge (Lexington) in 1679, s. of DanieP 
and Joanna (Parker). He m. (2) 23 Nov. 1758 Mrs. Hannah 
Woodcock. Children: 1. Mary, b. 1 Oct. 1713; d. 29 Sept. 1775; 
m. 15 Mar. 1758 Daniel Holbrook. 2. Thankfid, b. 26 June 1717; 

m. Day. 3. Joanna, bapt. 15 Feb. 1718/19. 4. Sergt. 

Henry, bapt. 19 Feb. 1720/1; d. 7 June 1784; m. in 1742 Lydia 
Wadsworth; he built the first chocolate mill in Dorchester, after- 
wards bought by James' Baker (vide supra, 1, i). 5. Amity, bapt. 
9 June 1723; m. James Smith. 6. Ann, bapt. 2 Jan. 1726/7; m. 
Josiah Sumner. 

11. iii. Ebenezer, b. 21 Dec. 1687. 

iv. Mary, b1 1 Mar. 1689/90; d. at Dorchester 19 Aug. 1734; m. (1) 
at Dorchester, 22 Jan. 1712/13, Ebenezer Topliffe, b. at Dor- 
chester 14 Feb. 1689/90, d. there 5 Feb. 1721/2, s. of Samuel 
and Patience (Trescott); m. (2) at Dorchester, 16 May 1728, 
as his second wife, Samuel Leeds, b. at Dorchester 19 Dec. 1679, 
d. there 16 Mar. 1744, s. of Joseph and Miriam.. Children by 
first husband: 1. Jonathan, b. 14 July 1715; d. 28 May 1720. 
2. Ebenezer, b. 16 Sept. 1719; m. 29 May 1744 Priscilla Foster. 

12. V. William, b. 18 Feb. 1691/2. 

vi. Henry, b. 5 Mar. 1693/4; d. 23 Apr. 1701. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. in June 1696; d. s.p. at Stoughton (Canton) 30 Apr. 

1774; m. at Dorchester, 27 July 1737, as his second wife, Capt. 

George Talbot of Chelmsford and Stoughton, b. at Chelmsford 

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28 Dec. 1688, d. at Stoughton 31 July 1760, s. of Peter and Hannah 
(Clark) (FrizeU).* 
viii. Abigail, b. 28 Nov. 1698; m. at Dorchester, 24 Jan. 1722/3, Samuel* 
Paul, b. at Dorchester 10 Nov. 1698, d. at Dedham in Mar. 
1775, s. of SamueP and Hannah (Royal) and brother of Isaac 
Paul, who m. Abigail's sister Ann Withington (6, x). Children: 
1. Samuel, b. 23 Nov. 1723; d. 22 Feb. 1724/5. 2. Mary, b. 16 
Aug. 1725; m. 2 May 1755 her first cousin, Philip Holmes (6, ix, 4), 
8. of Nathaniel and Sarah (Withington). 3. Sarrmel, b. 23 Feb. 
1726/7; d. 22 Sept. 1729. 4. William, b. 27 Apr. 1729; m. 14 
Dec. 1752 Mary Lewis. 5. Samuel, b. 14 May 1733; d. in 1775; 
m. 27 Oct. 1757 his first cousin, Ann Holmes (6, ix, 6), dau. of 
Nathaniel and Sarah (Withington). 6. Ehenezer, b. 16 June 
1738; m. 24 May 1770 Abigail Talbot. 7. Elizabeth, b. 20 Aug. 
1740. 

ix. Sarah, b. 17 Aug. 1702; d. at Stoughton 1 Dec. 1756; m. in Boston 
or Dorchester, 5 Dec. 1723, Dea. Nathaniel* Holmes, b. at 
Dorchester 30 Apr. 1698, d. at Stoughton 8 May 1790, s. of 
Ebenezer^ and Mary (George). He m. (2) 15 Nov. 1758 Sarah 
Ellis of Dedham, b. 21 June 1699, d. 3 Sept. 1778, dau. of Joseph 
and Dorothy. Children: 1. Mary, b. 12 Aug. 1724; d. 23 Apr. 
1784; m. 2 Feb. 1748, as his second wife, Abijah White, b. 23 Jan. 
1716/17, d. 10 Oct. 1804, s. of Edward and Patience (Bird). 2. 
Samuel, b. 4 Sept. 1726; d. (? unm.) 26 May 1786. 3. Nathaniel, 
b. 1 Oct. 1728; d. (? unm.) in 1783. 4. PhUip, b. 22 Apr. 1731; 

d. 2 Mar. 1795; m. (1) ; m. (2) 2 May 1755 his first cousin, 

Mary Paul (6, viii, 2), dau. of Samuel and AbigaQ (Withington). 
5. Sarah, b. 16 Mar. 1733; d. 23 July 1764; m. Dr. Nathan Buck- 
man. 6. Ann, b. 21 Apr. 1736; m. 27 Oct. 1757 her first cousin, 
Samuel Paul (6, viii, 5), s. of Samuel and Abigail (Withington). 
7. John, b. 20 Aug. 1739; d. (? unm.) 22 Feb. 1816. 8. Elizabeth, 
b. 22 July 1741; m. Samuel Capen. 9. Obedience, b. 21 Feb. 1745; 
m. 8 Dec. 1763 Asa Fisher. 

X. Ann, b. 25 Feb. 1704/5; m. at Dorchester, 9 Nov. 1732, Isaac* 
Paul, b. at Dorchester 19 Sept. 1703, s. of Samuel' and Hannah 
(Royal) and brother of Samuel Paul, who m. Ann's sister, Abigail 
Withington (6, viii). Child: 1. Abigail, b. 28 Sept. 1739; m. 
Seth Morton. 

xi. Nathaniel, b. in 170-; probably d. young. 

7. Joseph' Withington {Richard,'^ Henry^), of Dorchester, born 
at Dorchester 15 June 1668, died there 3 Aug. 1698. He 
married in Boston, 29 Mar. 1693, Deliverance^ Leadbetter, 
born at Dorchester 9 Apr. 1667, died at Milton 16 Nov. 
1747, daughter of Henry^ and Sarah (Tolman) and sister of 
Sarah Leadbetter, who married her husband's brother, Henry 
Withington (5). Dehverance (Leadbetter) Withington mar- 
ried secondly, at Milton, 20 Dec. 1703, John Trott.f 

Joseph Withington was a selectman of Dorchester in 1696. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Ami,* b. 31 Jan. 1693/4; d. at Milton 4 Sept. 1756; m. at Milton, 
4 June 1718, Samuel* Wadsworth, b. at Milton 13 Dec. 1685, 
d. there 19 Nov. 1754, s. of Ebenezer' and Mary. Children: 
1. Nathaniel, b. 16 Oct. 1721. 2. Hepzibah, b. 8 Feb. 1728. 3. 
Elijah, b. 6 Sept. 1731; m. in 1754 Susannah Robbins. 4. Ruih, 
b. 9 Apr. 1734; d. 17 May 1792; m. 30 Aug. 1758 Jabez< Porter, 
b. 1 Feb. 1723, d. 28 Jan. 1792, s. of Dea. William' and Phebe 
(Dorman); two children. 

•George Talbot married (1) 18 Feb. 1706/7 Mary Turrell. who died 24 Apr. 1736, daughter 
of Daniel and Anna (Barrel!). He had nine children by his first wife. {Vide infra, 12, ii.) 

tChildren of John and Deliverance (Leadbetter) (Withington) Trott: 1. John, b. 12 Oct. 
1704. 2. Deliverance, b. 17 Mar. 1707. 



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13. ii. Abiel (probably s. of Joseph), b. about 1 Apr. 1695. 

14. iii. Henry, b. 26 May 1696. 

iv. Abia* (posthumous), b. 23 Nov. 1698 ;t m. 12 May 1726, as his 
second wife, Comfort Foster, b. at Milton 29 June 1689, d. at 
Dorchester 30 Jan. 1735/6, s. of Standfast and Abigail (Holman).}: 
Children: 1. William, b. 24 Aj)r. 1727; d. 23 Jan. 1784; m. 19 July 
1750 Elizabeth Hunt, b. at MQton 15 May 1728, d. at Dorchester 
16 May 1800, dau. of Joseph and Esther (Searl). 2. John, b. 26 
Dec. 1733; d. 7 Nov. 1784 or, perhaps, 26 Oct. 1786; m. 9 Oct. 
1755 Hannah Downs, b. at Dorchester 11 Oct. 1734, d. there in 
Mar. 1787, dau. of Edward and Ruth (Puffer). 

8. Richard'* Withington {John,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of Dor- 

chester, born at Dorchester 1 Aug. 1680, died there 18 Mar. 
1748. He married in Boston, 15 May 1707, Sarah Atherton, 
born at Dorchester 8 May 1683, died there 14 Mar. 1762, 
daughter of Consider and Anna (Annable) and sister of 
Humphrey Atherton, who married her husband's sister, 
Ehzabeth Withington (3, ii). 
Children, born at Dorchester: 

15. i. HoPESTiLL,* b. 2 Sept. 1707. 

ii. John, b. 10 Apr. 1710; d. s.p. at Dorchester 22 Apr. 1785; m. (1) 
at Dorchester, 22 June 1737, Sarah Childs, who d. at Dorchester 
10 Mar. 1778; m. (2) at Dorchester, 12 Nov. 1778, Ann (Mat- 
tock) Bak^r, widow of his first cousin, Thomas* Baker (3, viii, 
5). John Withington was a soldier in the Revolution, serving 
as a private in the same regiment and company as his brother 
Hopestill. 

16. iii. Samuel, b. 16 May 1714. 

17. iv. Ebenezer, b. 2 Mar. 1718/19. 

18. v. Joseph, b. 22 Jan. 1723/4. 

9. Samuel^ Withington {John,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of Dorchester, 

born at Dorchester 4 May 1684, died 15 Dec. 1726. He 
married at Dorchester, 11 July 1715, Abigail Pierce, born 
at Dorchester 20 Aug. 1694, died there 23 May 1761, 
daughter of John and Abigail (Thompson). She married 
secondly, 21 Oct. 1729, Joseph^ Weeks, born 19 Oct. 1701, 
died 22 May 1751, son of Joseph^ and Sarah (Sumner). § 

Samuel Withington's uncle, Ebenezer Withington, was 
appointed his guardian 18 Feb. 1696/7, soon after the mar- 
riage of Samuel's mother to James White, and the original 
letters of guardianship, signed by William Stoughton, Esq., 
then commissioner of probate and afterwards lieutenant 
governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, are still in 
existence. Samuel Withington was constable at Dorchester 
in 1724. One of his great-granddaughters, Mrs. Sarah Breck 
(Withington) (Harvey) Fisher (37, iii), wrote that he was 
"kiUed in battle." 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

•In subsequent records she is called Abiel. 

fThe date of her death h&s not been found. In Pierce's Foster Genealogy it is stated that she 
died 23 Mar. 1810, aged 90; but this is an obvious error and is the date of death of Abiel (Williams) 
Foster, widow of Timothy. 

JComfort Foster married (1) at Dorchester, 22 July 1712, Eleanor Woods, by whom he had 
six children. 

JJoeeph and Abigail (Pierce) (Withington) Weeks had three children, one of whom, Abigail, 
married 29 May 1755 Philip* Withington (24), son of Ebenezer and Katharine (Mather). 



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19. i. Samuel,^ b. 10 Apr. 1720. 

ii. Silence, stillborn 3 Aug. 1726. 

10. JoHN^ Withington {Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of Dorchester 

and Stoughton (Canton), miller, born at Dorchester 30 Dec. 
1683, died at Stoughton (Canton) 31 Dec. 1772. He mar- 
ried at Cambridge, 4 May 1710, Elizabeth Russell, born 
about 1688, died 5 Mar. 1771, in her 83d year, daughter of 
William and Abigail (Winship). 

He hved at Stoughton (Canton) and taught school there. 

Children: 

i. Abigail,' b. at Dorchester in May 1711; m. at Stoughton, 30 Nov. 
1732, Abraham Chandler of Stoughton, b. at Dorchester 
(Stoughton) 26 Sept. 1708, s. of Jonathan and Hannah. Child: 
1. Jonathan, b. 8 June 1739. 

20. ii. William, b. at Dorchester (Canton) 17 Oct. 1715. 

21. iii, John, b. at Dorchester (Canton) 7 Mar. 1716/17. 

22. iv. Edward, b. at Dorchester (Canton) 3 Dec. 1719. 

11. Ebenezer^ Withington {Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of Dor- 

chester, tanner, born at Dorchester 21 Dec. 1687, died there 9 
Mar. 1747. He married at Dorchester, 1 May 1711, Kath- 
arine'* Mather, born at Dorchester 4 July 1690, died there 
1 Oct. 1774, daughter of Joseph^ and Sarah (Clap). 

Ebenezer Withington seems to have been associated with 
Rev. Mr. Whitefield in the "New Light" movement, as one 
of its leaders. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Mather,^ b. 12 Sept. 1712; d. 18 Sept. 1712. 

ii. Mather, A.B. (Harvard, 1732), b. 13 Nov. 1714; d. unm. at Dor- 
chester 28 Apr. 1736. After taking his academic degree he taught 
school at Cape Ann, and shortly before his death he became a 
preacher. He was a mathematician and astronomer, predicted 
and calculated ecHpses for several years, and left manuscripts on 
arithmetic, geography, geometry, and astronomy which show un- 
usual talent and originality. He acquired a reputation for learning, 
eloquence, and piety, remarkable in so young a man. 

iii. Thankful, b. 24 Feb. 1716/17; d. unm. 26 Sept. 1782. 

23. iv. Ebenezer, b. 19 Oct. 1729. 

24. v Philip, b. 3 Dec. 1731. 

12. William'* Withington {Philip,^ Richard,"^ Henry^), of Dor- 

chester, bom at Dorchester 18 Feb. 1691/2, died there 4 Jan. 
1744/5. He married first, at Dorchester, 13 June 1723, Eliza- 
beth^ Blake, born at Dorchester 5 Dec. 1693, died there 9 
Oct. 1734, daughter of Joseph^ and Mehitable (Bird); and 
secondly, in Boston, 30 Sept. 1735, Deborah Damon, born 
at Dorchester 3 Aug. 1708, died at Dedham after 1772, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Elizabeth. She married secondly, 27 May 
1746, Jeremiah Fuller of Stoughton, born 2 Nov. 1696, died 
at Stoughtonham (Sharon) 13 May 1772, son of Thomas 
and Mary (Fisher); and thirdly, at Dedham, 6 Oct. 1772, 
Joseph H. Hewens. 

Children b}^ first wife, born at Dorchester: 

i. Thankful,^ b. 18 Apr. 1724; d. after 1812; m. at Dorchester, 4 
Dec. 1746, William* Marion, b. in Boston 24 Jan. 1725, d. in 



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1783, s. of Isaac' and Rebecca (Knight). His son Nathaniel was 
administrator of his estate 11 Feb. 1783. Children: 1. William, 
b. 8 Dec. 1747; d. 11 Dec. 1750. 2. Nathaniel, b. 8 Sept. 1749; d. 
before 11 Jan. 1797; m. 10 Dec. 1776 Lydia Gay. 3. Elizabeth, b. 
5 Sept. 1751; d. umn. before 7 Apr. 1812. 4. Thankful, b. 3 Nov. 
1753; d. after 1798; m. 23 Apr. 1781 Reuben Manley. 5. Mary, 
b. 24 Jan. 1756; living unm. in 1798. 6. William, b. 31 May 1758; 
d. unm. of smallpox, while a prisoner of war in New York, in 
1780. 7. Esther, b. 23 Aug. 1763; living unm. in 1798. 8. Anna, 
b. 28 Aug. 1765; m. 26 Nov. 1797 Oliver Shepard. 9. Sarah, b. 
25 July 1767; m. 14 Oct. 1791 Enoch Drake. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 1 Oct. 1725; d. 2 July 1802; m. (1) at Dorchester, 6 
Mar. 1746, Ebenezer Talbot, b. at Dorchester (Stoughton) 4 
Dec. 1723, d. at Stoughton (Canton) 26 June 1764, s. of Capt. 
George and Mary (Turrell) (6, vii, footnote) ; m. (2) 7 Nov. 1770 
David Fisher of Dedham (Norwood), b. at Dedham 21 June 
1705, d. 30 July 1779, s. of EUezer and Mary (Avery). Children 
by first husband: 1. Ruth, b. 11 Dec. 1747; m. 29 Oct. 1765 Ben- 
jamin Monk. 2. William, b. 10 Oct. 1749; m. 9 Nov. 1772 Mary 
Farrington. 3. Ebenezer, b. 3 Nov. 1751; d. in May 1812; m. 7 
Dec. 1779 Elizabeth Fuller. 4. Elizabeth, b. 22 Feb. 1754; m. 
27 Dec. 1770 David Fisher. 5. Josiah, b. 10 Oct. 1756. 6. Enoch, 
b. 18 June 1758. 7. Rachel, b. 18 Oct. 1759. 8. Jedediah, b. 22 
July 1761; d. 21 Mar. 1762. 9. Charlotte, b. 3 Dec. 1762. 

iii. Katharine, b. 20 Feb. 1727/8; m. 23 Sept. 1747 William Smith 
of Stoughton, b. 14 Apr. 1727, s. of Joseph and Mary (Hawes). 
Children: 1. James, h. 12 May 1748. 2. William, h. 1 Mar. 1752. 
3. Elijah, b. 10 June 1754. 4. Elizabeth, b. 20 Sept. 1756; d. 18 
Nov. 1823; m. 12 June 1776 Saul White. 

iv. Mart, b. 1 Dec. 1729; m. at Stoughton, 26 Jan. 1749, Benjamin 
Dean of Dedham, perhaps s. of John and Mary and in that case 
b. at Dedham 17 July 1717. 

Cliildren by second wife, born at Dorchester: 

25. V. William, b. 16 July 1736. 

26. vi. Philip, b. 24 Feb. 1737/8. 

vii. Abigail, b. 27 July 1740; d. probably 12 Feb. 1784; m. at Stough- 
ton, 15 Jan. 1760, as his second wife, Christopher Wadsworth 
of Stoughton, b. 14 June 1733, probably s. of George and Sarah. 
Children: 1. Abigail, b. 13 Aug. 1762; m. Lemuel Drake. 2. Chris- 
topher, b. 7 Apr. 1765; m. (intention recorded 7 Feb. 1787) Ruth 
Hayward. 3. Elijah, b. 28 May 1767; d. in 1791. 4. Deborah, b. 
6 Nov. 1770; d. in 1799. 5. Jesse, b. 9 June 1773; d. 11 Sept. 1778. 
6. Joseph, b. 10 June 1776; d. in 1795. 7. Phoebe, b. 29 Apr. 1778; 
d. 27 Sept. 1778. 8. Phoebe, b. 16 Oct. 1779; m. Philip Reynolds. 
9. Rebecca, b. 23 Feb. 1783; d. in 1796. 

viii. Nathaniel, b. 17 Sept. 1743; d. 12 Oct. 1744. 

13. Abiel'' Withington (? Joseph,^ Richard,'^ Henry^) was born 
probably at Dorchester about 1 Apr. 1695, although no rec- 
ord of his birth, marriage, or death has yet been foun(^. How- 
ever, in the records of the First Church of Dorchester (page 
281 of the original records) is an entry of the baptism of 
"Abiel, son. of Abiel Withington, Jan. — , 1720-1." It is 
beheved by descendants of the Abiel Withington whose 
baptism is thus recorded that his father, Abiel, was a son of 
Joseph^ (7) and DeUverance (Leadbetter) Withington, be- 
cause of a tradition, persisting through many generations, 
that one of the ancestors of said descendants was Sarah 
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Abiel^ Withington (13) may have been due to the fact that it 
occurred during the period of controversy between town and 
church authorities regarding the keeping of records. In 
Suffolk Deeds, hb. 77, fo. 259, an Abiel Withington appears 
as a witness to a deed, dated 1 Jan. 1744, from Jacob Cham- 
berlain, conveying land to his son Samuel Chamberlain of 
Roxbury. Although this witness may have been the son, 
AbieP Withington, it was probably the father, AbieP With- 
ington. 
Child: 

27. i. Abeel,' bapt. at Dorchester in Jan. 1720/1. 

14. Henry^ Withington (Joseph,^ Richard,'^ Henry^), of Milton, 

Kingston, and Dorchester, born at Dorchester 26 May 1696, 
died about Aug. 1780, the inventory of his estate being filed 
by his son Joseph 20 Aug. 1780. He married at Scituate, 
26 Oct. 1720, Mary Brook, born at Scituate 15 Dec. 1699, 
daughter of Francis and Sarah (Hobart). 
Children : 

28. i. Joseph,^ b. at Milton 29 Dec. 1722. 

ii. Sarah, b. at Milton 22 Oct. 1725; m. at Stoughton (Canton), 1 
Dec. 1748, Eliphalet Monk, b. at Dorchester 18 Mar. 1725/6, 
B. of Elias, Jr., and Susannah (Blackman) of Stoughton. Chil- 
dren: 1. Sarah, b. 29 Aug. 1749. 2. Elijah, b. 6 Feb. 1751; m. 
25 Sept. 1777 Anna Wadsworth. 3. Abigail, b. 2 Dec. 1753. 4. 
Christopher, b. 14 Oct. 1757; m. 6 Mar. 1783 Hannah Phinney. 
5. Eliphalet, b. 27 Mar. 1761; m. (1) 17 July 1783 Mary Clap, 
who d. 19 May 1784; m. (2) 16 Dec. 1792 Rachel Paul. 6. Enoch, 
b. 27 Apr. 1764; m. (intention recorded 27 Sept. 1784) Silence 
Willis. 

iii. Mary. b. at Kingston 11 Dec. 1729; d. 12 Apr. 1781; m. (1) at 
Dedham, 20 Mar. 1754, Daniel McLane of Dedham; m. (2) 
15 May 1765, as his second wife, Jonathan Felt of Dedham, b. 
3 June 1719, d, 16 May 1777, s. of Joshua and Anne (Wolcott). 
Children by first husband: 1. Daniel, b. 18 Dec. 1754. 2. Benr- 
jamin, b. 9 Feb. 1756. 3. Deliverance, b. 24 Aug. 1759. Children 
by second husband: 4. Lovewell (dau.), b. 25 Feb. 1766. 5. Jacob, 
b. 23 Mar. 1768. 6. Chloe, b. 30 June 1770. 

iv. Deliverance, b. at Dorchester (South Precinct) 1 Mar. 1731/2. 

V. Grace, b. at Dorchester (South Precinct) 16 Feb. 1733/4. 

15. HoPESTiLL^ Withington (Richard,^ John,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of 

Dorchester, born at Dorchester 2 Sept. 1707, died there 26 
Dec. 1778. He married at Dorchester, 11 Feb. 1730/1, Mary 
Baker, born at Dorchester 22 Nov. 1708, died there 28 Feb. 
1760, daughter of James and Judith (Clap). 

He was elected constable of Dorchester 14 Mar. 1747, 
and in his sixty-eighth year served as a private in the Revo- 
lution, in Capt. Wilham Holden's company, then commanded 
by Lieut. Preserved Baker, in Colonel Robinson's regiment. 
He was mustered in on 19 Apr. 1775 and served nine days. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

29. i. James,' b. 3 Jan. 1731/2. 

30. ii Thomas, b. 3 June 1733. 

31. iii. Elijah, b. 12 Jan. 1734/5. 

iv. Sarah, b. 28 Dec. 1737; d. unm. 15 Sept. 1756. 



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V. Mart, b. 8 Feb. 1739/40; m. in Boston, 5 Dec. 1764, Peter Thater 
of Boston and Randolph, b. at Braintree 5 May 1735, d. 14 Sept. 
1805, s. of Peter and Anna (Porter). Children: 1. Johnj b. 22 
Aug. 1765; d. unm. in 1790. 2. Polly, b. 11 Mar. 1768; m. 8 
Apr. 1792 Joseph Kingman; three children. 3. Peter, b. 24 Sept. 
1771; d. in Dec. 1858; m. in 1795 Unity Hixon of Sharon; six 
children. 4. Mordecai, b. 14 Jan. 1773; m. Rachel Thayer; six 
children. 5. Asa, b. 26 Feb. 1775; d. 13 June 1852; m. 27 May 
1797 OUve Mann; five children. 6. William, b. 26 Mar. 1777; 
d. 15 Mar. 1855; m. 25 Apr. 1802 Sally Whitcomb; six children. 7. 
Elishxi, b. 29 July 1780; m. in 1809 Mary Tyler; four children. 

vi. John (twin), b. 13 July 1743; d. 30 Sept. 1743. 

vii. Judith (twin), b. 13 July 1743; d. s.p.; m. at Dorchester, 6 July 
1788, as his third wife, Francis DeLuce. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. 3 Aug. 1745; d., apparently s.p., at Dorchester, 
probably in 1817; m. at Dorchester, 19 Mar. 1767, Edward 
White, b. at Dorchester 25 Feb. 1745/6, s. of Edward and Eleanor 
(Jones). 

16. Samuel^ Withington {Richard,^ John,^ Richard,"^ Henry^), of 

Dorchester, born at Dorchester 16 May 1714, died there 21 
Dec. 1775. He married at Dorchester, 17 Dec. 1750, Eliza- 
beth Champney, who died at Dorchester 9 Aug. 1805. 

He was constable of Dorchester in 1751, and was a soldier 
in the Revolution, serving as a sergeant in the same regiment 
and company as his brother Hopestill. 

Child: 

i. Elizabeth,' b. at Dorchester 13 Jan. 1752; d. there 12 June 1827; 
m., according to the statements of descendants, Samuel With- 
ington, one of her relatives, but no record of this marriage has 
been found. ChUd: 1. Phinehas, h. at Dorchester 1 June 1781; 
d. there 25 Jan. 1825; m. at Dorchester, 12 Oct. 1806, Mary 
Preston Moseley (23, lii, 1), q.v., h. 20 Sept. 1784, d. at Dor- 
chester 11 Oct. 1867, dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Withington).* 

17. Ebenezer^ Withington (Richard,* John,^ Richard,^ Henry^), 

born at Dorchester 2 Mar. 1718/19, probably died at Dorches- 
ter 19 Aug. 1806. He married Mary , who probably 

died soon, as he lived as a hermit for many years in a hut 
in "Sodom," on the shore of Nantasket Bay, and was known 

as ''Old Straddlebug."t 
Child: 

i. Esther,' b. 25 Dec. 1751; d. 15 Jan. 1752. 

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18. Joseph^ Withington (Richard* John,^ Richard,'^ Henry^)^ of 

Dorchester, born at Dorchester 22 Jan. 1723/4, died there, 
probably 2 Jan. 1801. He married first, in Boston, 1 Feb. 
1749, Elizabeth Harrod, who died at Dorchester in Jan. 
1798; and probably secondly, in Boston, 23 Nov. 1798, Abi- 
gail Elmes. 

He was a soldier in the Revolution, with a record of long 
and distinguished service. 

•Phinehas and Mary Preaton (Moseley) Withington had two children: 1. Sarah Moseley, 
b. 18 Oct. 1807; m. 14 Apr. 1831 Dr. Cranston Howe of Marlborough. 2. Franklin, b. 23 Apr. 
1810; d. 7 Feb. 1861; m. (1) 22 Oct. 1836 Mary A. Brasier; m. (2) Rebecca T. Gregory. 

tHe picked up one of the chests of tea which had been thrown overboard by the Boston Tea 
Party and had been washed ashore, and some members of the Party, in searching for him in order 
to conGscate the tea and discipline him for using it, visited by mistake his second cousin, Philip 
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Children, by first wife, born at Dorchester: 

i. Ann,* b. 24 Jan. 1750; probably d. young. 

ii. Joseph, b. 13 Aug. 1752; d. s.p. 18 Oct. 1783; m. at Dorchester, 

27 Nov. 1782, Dorcas Black. She m. (2) 6 July 1784 Jacob 

Lufkin of Braintree. 
iii. Benjamin, b. 13 Sept. 1753; d. unm. at Dorchester 16 Jan. 1773. 
iv. James, b. 28 Feb. 1758; apparently d. s.p.; m. 18 July 1784 Hannah 

Green. She probably m. (2) in Boston, 11 Apr. 1805, John . 

Pitcher. 
V. William, b. 8 June 1761; d. 14 June 1761. 

19. Samuel^ Withington (Samuel,^ John,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of 
Dorchester, born at Dorchester 10 Apr. 1720, died there 
29 Oct. 1781. He married at Dorchester, 19 Mar. 1746, 
Jane Kelton, bom at Dorchester 2 Apr. 1728, died there 
13 Aug. 1807, daughter of Edward and Mary (Paul). 

He was constable at Dorchester in 1751, and he and his 
older sons, Samuel, Ebenezer, Edward, and Lemuel, were sol- 
diers in the Revolution. Original records of baptisms at Dor- 
chester from 1748 to 1781 and of deaths from 1732 to 1781, 
kept by him and in his own handwriting, are still preserved.* 

Children, born at Dorchester: • 

32. i. Samuel,' b. 8 Feb. 1747. 

ii. Mary, b. 30 Mar. 1750; d. 27 Sept. 1750. 

iii. Mary, b. 25 Nov. 1751; d. 10 Jan. 1752. 

33. iv. Ebenezer, b. 23 Sept. 1753. 

34. V. Edward, b. 23 May 1755. 

35. vi. Lemuel, b. 25 Oct. 1757. 

vii. Hannah, b. 12 Jan. 1760; d. 20 Mar. 1760. 

viii. Nathaniel, b. 22 July 1761; d. 8 Sept. 1775. He was blind from 
birth or early childhood. 

36. ix. Phinehas, b. 23 June 1764. 

37. X. Lewis, b. 27 Dec. 1766. 

38. xi. Enos, b. 16 Mar. 1769. 

xii. Lucy, b. 18 May 1771; d. at Brookline 7 Nov. 1845; m. 10 Nov. 
1791 Dea. John Robinson of Brookline, b. at Dorchester 19 
July 1763, d. at Brookline 13 Jan. 1855, s. of James and Sarah 
(Breck). Children: 1. Lucy, b. 10 Oct. 1792; d. 7 Feb. 1793. 2. 
Jane Kelton, b. 30 Sept. 1795; d. 6 Jan. 1866; m. (1) 18 May 
1820 Asa Bugbee; m. (2) 21 Dec. 1837 George Holbrook. 3. 
Sarah Breck, b. 29 Mar. 1798; d. 24 June 1798. 4. Lucy, b. 22 
Dec. 1799; d. 19 Feb. 1858; m. 13 Aug. 1822 Drury Fairbanks. 
5. John, b. 8 Nov. 1802; m. 15 Oct. 1834 Hannah Perkins. 6. 
James, b. 16 Dec. 1805; m. 24 Nov. 1830 Lydia B. Tilden. 7. 
Samuel Albert, b. 17 Oct. 1809; m. (1) 19 May 1840 Louisa Welch; 
m. (2) 2 Apr. 1850 Sophia S. Clapp. 

• [To be continued] 

•An old manuscript copy of these baptisms, evidently made after Samuel Withington's death 
and continued for several years thereafter, was found a few years ago and was published in Regis- 
ter, vol. 68, pp. 215-238 and 309-321. 






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PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By Henry Edwards Scott, A.B., Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 5 January 1921. A stated meeting of the Society 
was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 P. M., Vice President Chase 
presiding. 

The minutes of the December meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
Council reporting that since the December meeting members of the Society 
had been elected as follows : 

, Pilgrim Tercentenary Members 

Mrs. William Emerson Heathcote of St. Petersburg, Fla. 

William Lafayette DarHng of St. Paul, IVIinn. 

Mrs. Robert Hoe of New York City 

Charles Pray Holland of Brockton, Mass. 

Mrs. Frank Q. Barstow of South Orange, N. J. 

Mrs. Alexis Iren6e du Pont of Wilmington, Del. 

Charles Asahel Gould of New York City 

John Southey Larcombe of Washington, D. C. 

Charles Briggs of Calumet, Mich. 

Mary Morris Stevens of Newport, R. I. 

Robert Somers Brookings of St. Louis, Mo. 

Albert Alvin Jenks of Pawtucket, R. I. 

Irving Hall Chase of Waterbury, Conn. 

Theodore Rushmore Hoyt of Stamford, Conn. 

Stephen Olney Metcalf of Providence, R. I. 

Earle Perry Charlton of Fall River, Mass. 

James Clarence Hamlen of Portland, Me. 

Percival Spurr Howe of Franconia, N. H. , 

Josiah Van Kirk Thompson of Uniontown, Pa. 

Charles Mortimer Warner of Syracuse, N. Y. 

Albert Meyer Hanauer of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Charles Joseph Harris of Dillsboro, N. C. 

Life Members 

Charles Emile Lauriat, Jr., of West Newton, Mass. 
Frederick C. RusseU of Allston, Mass. 

Resident Members 

Mrs. Francis B. Sayre of Cambridge, Mass. 
Mrs. J. Malcolm Forbes of MLlton, Mass. 
Mrs. Calvin Rayburn of Bloomington, 111. 
Mrs. Frank H. Metcalf of Holyoke, Mass. 
Mary Susan Root of Winthrop, Mass. 
Myles Hemenway of New York City 

The Council also reported that since the December meeting Edward Lillie 
Pierce, Mrs. William Howard Crosby, George Lambert Gould, and Ellen Adelia 
Robbins Stone, Life Members of the Society, and Mrs. George Erastus Whitney, 
a Resident Member, had become Pilgrim Tercentenary Members, Miss Stone 
accepting this form of membership in memory of her mother, and that there 
were forty-nine candidates for Pilgrim Tercentenary Membership, two candi- 
dates for Life Membership, and three candidates for Resident Membership, 
action by the Council on whose names would be in order after they had been 
posted for thirty days, in accordance with the By-Laws. 

The Recording Secretary reported to the Society a recommendation of the 
Council that the President and Treasurer of the Society be authorized ^o convey, 
in the name of the Society, to the Boston Architectural Club, upon such terms 
and at such price as the said oSicers may deem advisable, a narrow strip of land 



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at the rear of the premises numbered 16 Somerset Street, in the City of Boston, 
under the rear walls of the buildings of said club, and on motion it was 

Voted, That the recommendation of the Council authorizing the President and Treasurer of 
the Society to convey, in the name of the Society, to the Boston Architectural Club, upon such 
terms and at such price as the said officers may deem advisable, a narrow strip of land at the rear 
of the premises numbered 16 Somerset Street, in thp City of Boston, under the rear walls of the 
buildings of said club, be and hereby is adopted. 

A supplementary report of the Nominating Committee was read, and on mo- 
tion it was 

Voted, That the supplementary report of the Nominating Committee be accepted, and that the 
Committee, having performed its duties, be discharged. 

The Chair then presented, as the speaker of the afternoon, Frank W. Bayley 
of Boston, who gave an interesting and instructive address on John Singleton 
Copley and his Sitters, exhibiting by means of the stereopticon a series of beau- 
tiful photographs of Copley's most famous portraits. In introducing the speaker 
the Chair called attention to the fact that the Society possessed one portrait 
by Copley, that of Mrs. Tyler, which might be seen in the John Foster Memorial 
Room, and that a number of books relating to Copley would be shown by the 
attendant there. 

On motion of Lawrence Brainerd a vote of thanks was extended to the speaker, 
and at 4.15 P. M. the meeting was dissolved, the members of the Society and their 
guests lingering for an enjoyable hour in the tea room. 

8 February. The annual meeting of the Society was held this day, for a report 
of which see the Supplement to the present number of the Register. 

2 March. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashbur- 
ton Place, at 2.30 P. M., Vice President Chase presiding. 

The minutes of the annual meeting were approved, and the reports of the Cor- 
responding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
Council reporting that since the annual meeting members of the Society had 
been elected as follows: 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Members 

Joseph Clark Grew of Boston, Mass. 
Edward S. Foster of Cambridge, Mass. 
Mrs. Mary L. Bush of New York City 

Life Member 

Daniel Schnakenberg of New York City 

Resident Members 

Charles Shepard of Troy, N. Y. 

Mrs. Frank B. Witherbee of Boston, Mass. 

On motion it was 

Voted, That the New England Historic Genealogical Society hereby expresses its appreciation 
of the loss that it has sustained in the death, on 23 February 1921, of William Eben Stone, a Coun- 
cillor of the Society, and that it extends to his widow and children its heartfelt sympathy in their 
bereavement. 

On motion it was 

Voted, That at the stated meeting of this Society in April next an election be held, in accordance 
with the By-Laws, to fill the vacancy in the Council caused by the death of William Eben Stone. 

The Chair then presented, as the speaker of the afternoon, Hon. Charles Gren- 
fill Washburn, A.B., S.B., of Worcester, Mass., who deUvered a scholarly and 
instructive address^on The Influence of the Dissenting Spirit upon the New Eng- 
land Character. 

On motion a vote of thanks was extended to Mr. Washburn, and at 3.40 P. M. 
the meeting was dissolved, the members of the Society and their guests remaining 
for the usual social hour. 

6 April. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashbur- 
ton Place, at 2.30 P. M., Vice President Chase presiding. 

The minutes of the March meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
Council reporting that since the March meeting members of the Society had, 
been elected as follows: 



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NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain geneal- 
ogists and pubUshers have used the name of the Society in con- 
nection with their own enterprises, the Society again desires to 
state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this country 
or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any pubUcations 
other than those that it issues over its own name at 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Palmer. — In Phillimore's "Norfolk Parish Registers, Marriages," vol. 3, p. 88, 
is the following marriage entry, from the parish registers of Ran worth : 

"William Pauhner, p. Omesbye, & Mary Stamforth 30 Jan. 1608" [? 1608/9] 

This entry, which was found by me several years ago in the library of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society, the book in which it is printed having 
been published in 1907, will probably be of great interest to the descendants of 
William Palmer and of his son-in-law, Capt. John Sherman, both of whom were 
at Watertown, Mass., about 1636. 

Immediately below the entry of the marriage of William Paulmer and Mary 
Stamforth is recorded the marriage of John Goodwins and Mary Paulmer, 19 
July 1610, and the Ranworth registers contain also several records of Stainforth 
marriages. 

Maiden, Mass. George Walter Chamberlain. 



Historical Intelligence 

Heraldry. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society strongly recommends that all coats of arms which can be 

proved to be authentic be offered for record 
with this Society. The arrangements for the 
making and preservation of such records are 
complete, and the volume of recorded arms has 
been begun by the entry therein of a number of 
well-authenticated coats. Printed forms and 
directions for the making of applications may 
be obtained from the Committee, and all com- 
munications on this subject should be addressed 
to the Committee on Heraldry, New England 
Historic Grenealogical Society, 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Without taking any position with reference to 
the propriety of assuming arms, the Committee 
will be glad to examine arms or heraldic devices 
which any person or organization desires to as- 
sume, and give advice as to whether the same are heraldically correct or whether 
they violate a right of exclusive use heretofore acquired by others. 




York, Me. — Charles Edward Banks, M.D., Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, of 
2018 Prairie Avenue, Chicago, 111., author of the "History of Martha's Vine- 
yard" and of many other historical and genealogical works, is compiling a his- 
tory of York, Me., for which he has been accumulating material from time to 
time during the last forty years. 



Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised 
to furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 



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all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Bacot. — Pierre, born at or near Tours, France, probably in 1638, died at or 
near Charleston, S. C, in 1702, by Thomas Wright Bacot, 29 Broad Street, 
Charleston, S. C. 

Clarke. — Lieut. WilUam, bom in England in 1609, died at Northampton, 
Mass., 18 July 1690, by Frank M. Clark, 309 South Kensington Avenue, La 
Grange, 111. 

Coward. — Hugh, born in England about 1670-1680, died, probably at sea 
but perhaps in New Jersey, before 1714, by Charles Shepard, P. O, Box 302, 
Troy, N. Y. 

Shepard. — Ralph, bom probably near London, England, in 1603, died at 
Maiden, Mass., 11 Sept. 1693, by Charles Shepard, P. O. Box 302, Troy, N. Y. 



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received by Nov. 1; for April, by Feb. 1; for July, by May 1; and for October, by July 1.] 

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Blaine genealogy. The Blaine family; James Blaine, emigrant, and his chil- 
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Ewing Blaine. Cincmnati, The Ebbert & Richardson Co., 1920. [4] +99 +[9] 
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Gary genealogy. The Devon Carys in two volumes. New York, The De Vinne 
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Chase genealogy. The Chase Chronicle. Vol. 11, nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4. Janu- 
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James F. Chase, secretary-treasurer, 159 Devonshire St., Boston. Published 
quarterly. Price $1 a year. 

Church genealogy. Descendants of Capt. Samuel Church of Churchville. 
By Etta A. Emens. Rochester, N. Y., 1920. 80 p. por. 8° 

Cope genealogy. Ancestral chart of GUbert Cope and Anna Garrett, his 
wife, 1879, with additions and corrections, 1920. By Gilbert Cope. Media, 
Pa., 1920. Chart. Address the author, Media, Pa. 

Ellis, genealogy. Chart showing the paternal and maternal ancestry of Stephen 
T. Ellis and wife, Ehzabeth N. B. Coburn of Vineland, N. J. By Herbert W. 
Ellis, n. p. [1920]. Chart 

Fyfe genealogy. Some of the descendants of James Fyfe of Berlin, Mass. 
By Dr. John William Fyfe. [Saugatuck, Conn., 1921.] 7 p. 8° 

This is a continuation of the article which appeared in the Register for April, 1902 (vol. 56, 
pp. 167-172). 

Gibbs genealogy. The Gibbs family. Bulletin no. 1, January, 1921. n, p. 
1921. 8 p. 8° Address Dr. Howard A. Gibbs, President, 376 Boylston St., 
Boston, and Katharine Gibbs Allen, Sec. Treas., Perkins Institute, Watertown, 
Mass. 

Hall genealogy. Hall Family Records. Deacon John Hall of Dover, N. H., 
and some of his descendants. Compiled by Albert Harrison Hall, from the 
papers of Rev. Dr. Alonzo Hall Quint published in 1883. Boston, Mass., HaU's 
Book Shop, 1920. 4 p. 4° 



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Horton genealogy. Ancestry of Horace Ebenezer and Emma (Babcock) 
Horton. By Horace Ebenezer Horton. New York, Tobias Alexander] Wright, 
1920. 117 p. geneal. tab. 8° 

Howe genealogy. George Rowland Howe, 1847-1917. A son's tribute. 
The record of a useful life and some genealogical notes. [By Herbert Barber 
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Merrill genealogy. A contribution to the genealogy of the Merrill family 
in America, being a particular record of the ancestry of Edward Henry Merrill 
by his son. By Cyrus Strong Merrill, M. D. Albany, N. Y., printed privately 
for the writer and for his friends, June, 1920. 18 p. por. 8° 

More genealogy. The Historical Journal of the More family. Vol. 2, no. 6. 
Roxbury, N. Y., June and August, 1920. 4° 

Morgan genealogy. Francis Morgan, an early Virginia Burgess and some of 
his descendants. Compiled by Annie Nobles Sims, from the notes of Mr. WiUiam 
Owen Nixon Scott and from original sources. Savannah, Ga., Braid & Hutton, 
Inc., 1920. 194 + 11 p. 8° 

Palmer, William Lincoln, ancestry. The revised chart of the American an- 
cestors of WUliam Lincoln Palmer of Boston, Mass., with all official offices held 
by his ancestors whether ecclesiastical, civil or miUtary; also all Mayflower 
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Pahner. Boston, Mass., P. O. Box 2388, 1921. ChaVt. Price $2 

Reynolds genealogy. 1620-1920. Twenty-ninth annual reunion. The Rey- 
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Stackpole genealogy. History and genealogy of the Stackpole family. By 
Everett S[chermerhorn] Stackpole. Second edition. [Lewiston, Me., Journal 
Printshop and Bindery] 1920. 352 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° 

Wanzer genealogy. History of the Wanzer family in America from the settle- 
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Medford, Mass., Medford Mercury Press, 1920. 121 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° Ad- 
dress W. D. Wanzer, 1258 Broadway, West Somerville, Mass. 

Wing genealogy. The Owl. Vol. 21, nos. 1^, 1920. Kewaunee, Wis., pub- 
lished by the Wing Family of America, incorporated, 1918. 4° 

BIOGRAPHICAL 

Austin, James Walker, biography. James Walker Austin. By his son, Walter 
Austin. Privately printed. [Norwood, Mass., Plimpton Press.] 1921. 9+241 
p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Bemis, Alice Cogswell, memoir. Alice Cogswell Bemis. A sketch by a friend. 
Boston, privately printed, 1920. 57 p. pi. por. 12° 

Bradford, Gov. William, biography. William Bradford of Plymouth. By 
Albert H. Plumb. Boston, Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press [ol920]. 
112 p. pi. 8° Price $1.50. Address Richard G. Badger, publisher, 194 Boylston 
St., Boston, 17, Mass. 

Hitchcock, Edward, memoir. President Edward Hitchcock. By Frederick 
Tuckerman. 13 p. fcsm. por. 8° Reprinted from the Amherst Graduates' 
Quarterly for November, 1920. 

Lincoln, Abraham and his books. Abraham Lincoln and his books. With 
selections from the writings of Lincoln and a bibliography of books in print 
relating to Abraham Lincoln. By Wilham E. Barton. Chicago, pubUshed by 
the Book Section of Marshall Field & Co., 1920. 108 p. por. 8° 

Perkins, Rev. Nathan, diary. A narrative of a tour through the state of Ver- 
mont from April 27 to June 12, 1789. By Rev. Nathan Perkins of Hartford. 
Woodstock, Vt., The Ehn Tree Press, 1920. 31 p. por. 8° 



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Harvard College, Class of 1870. Tenth report of the Class of 1870 of Harvard 
College, 1920, fiftieth anniversary. Cambridge, Riverside Press, 1920. 174 p. 
pi. por. 8° 

Harvard College, Class of 1913. Harvard College, Class of 1913. Secretary's 
third report, June, 1920. Norwood, Mass., privately printed for the Class by 
the PHmpton Press, 1920. 53+421 p. por. 8° 

Harvard University, quinquennial catalogue. Hiirvard University, quin- 
quennial catalogue of the oflScers and graduates, 1636-1920. Cambridge, Mass., 
published by the University in the 284th year of the College, 1920. 8 + 1214 p. 
il, 8° 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Class of 1895. Class book, 25th 
anniversary. Boston, Mass., 1920. 199 p. il. pi. por. 8° 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, War Record. Technology's War 
Record. An interpretation of the contribution made by the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, its staff, its former students, and its undergraduates to 
the cause of the United States and the allied powers in the Great War, 1914-1919. 
PubUshed by the War Records Committee of the Alumni Association of the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [Cambridge, Mass., The Murray 
Printing Co., cl920.] 9+747 p. il. map pi. por. 4° 

Williams College, general catalogue. General catalogue of the officers and 
graduates of Williams College, 1920. WiUiamstown, Mass., published by the 
CoUege, 1920. 275 p. fcsm. 8° 

HISTORICAL 

(a) General 

Massachusetts Court, General. Acts and resolves passed by the General 
Court of Massachusetts, in the year 1920, together with the constitution, the 
rearrangement of the constitution, tables showing changes in the statutes, etc., 
etc. Published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Boston, Wright & 
Potter Printing Co., 1920. 184 + 1240 p. 8° 

Massachusetts, supervisor of public records. The Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts. Annual report of the supervisor of public records for the year ending 
November 30, 1920. Secretary of the Commonwealth, Division of Supervisor 
of Pubhc Records. Boston, Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1921. 

The Mohawk Trail. The Mohawk TraU, its history and course with map 
and illustrations. Together with an account of Fort Massachusetts and of the 
early turnpikes over Hoosac Mountain. By William B[radford] Browne. Pitts- 
field, Mass., Sun Prmting Co., cl920. 40 p. il. map pi. 8° 

(6) Local 

Deerfield, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Deerfield, Mass., to the year 
1850. By Thomas W[illiams] Baldwin, A.B., S.B. Boston, Mass., 1920. 328 p. 
8° 

Mendon, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Mendon, Mass., to the year 
1850. By Thomas W[illiams] Baldwin, A.B., S.B. Boston, Mass., 1920. 518 p. 
8° 

Suffield, Conn., history. 250th anniversary of the settlement of the town of 
Suffield, oflScial program. 64+1 p. il. pi. 8° 

SOCIETIES AND MAGAZINES 

American Historical Association. Annual report of the American Historical 
Association for the year 1917. Washington, 1920. 464 p. 8° 

American Irish Historical Society. The journal of the American Irish His- 
torical Society. Vol. 18. John G. Coyle, M.D., Edmund J. McGuire, Vincent 
J. O'Reilly, Editorial Committee. New York, N. Y., published by the Society, 
1919. 301 p. por. 8° 



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Freemasonry, Maine, Grand Lodge. Proceedings at the centennial celebra- 
tion of the Grand Lodge of Maine, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, held 
at Masonic Temple, Portland, Me., Feb. 5, 1920. By Charles B. Davis. [Port- 
land, Tucker Printing Co., n. d.] 194 p. il. pi. por. 8° 

Huguenot Society of South Carolina. Transactions of the Huguenot Society 
of South CaroUna. No. 25. Published by order of the Society. (Incorporated 
June 21, 1909.) Charleston, S. C, 1920. Baltimore, The Waverly Press, 1921. 
129 +[1] p. il. pi. por. 8° 

Kansas State Historical Society. PubUcations of the Kansas State Historical 
Society, embracing recollections of early days in Kansas. Vol. 2. By Shalor 
Winchell Eldridge. Topeka, Kansas State Printing Plant, 1920. 235 p. fcsm. il. 
pi. por. 8° 

Massachusetts, Colonial Society of. Publications of The Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts. Vol. 20. Transactions, 1917-1919. Printed at the cliarge of 
the Benjamin Apthorp Gould Memorial Fund. Boston, published by the So- 
ciety, 1920. 15 +[2] +502 p. il. fcsm. map 8° 

Massachusetts, Colonial Society of. Pubhcations of The Colonial Society 
of Massachusetts. Vol. 21. Transactions, 1919. Printed at the charge of the 
Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr., Fund. Boston, pubhshed by the Society, 1920. 
13+[2]-f-491 p. fcsm. il. pL por. 8° 

Massachusetts, Colonial Society of. PubUcations of The Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts. Vol. 22. Collections. Printed at the charge of the George 
Vasmer Leverett Fund. Boston, published by the Society, 1920. 654-470 p. 
fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Official bulletin of 
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Vol. 14, nos. 1, 
2, 3, and 4, 191^1920. 12° 

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Official bulletin 
of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Vol. 15, no. 1, 
June, 1920. President General, James Harry Preston, 820 N. Charles St., Balti- 
more, Md. n. p. n. d. 62 p. il. 8° 

New York State Historical Association. The Quarterly Journal of the New 
York State Historical Association. Editorial Committee. James SuUivan, 
Managing Editor. Dixon R. Fox, Frederick B. Richards. Vol. 1, nos. 2, 3, 4, 
and 5. Albany, N. Y., 1920. 8° 

Newport Historical Society Bulletin. Bulletin of the Newport Historical 
Society. Nos. 31, 32, 33, and 34. Newport; R. I., 1920. 8° 

Rhode Island Historical Society. Rhode Island Historical Society Collections. 
Vol. 13, 1920. Address Howard M. Chapin, Librarian, 68 Waterman St., Prov- 
idence, R. I. 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of California. Society of Colonial Wars 
in the State of California. Historian's report, 1920. 10-f [11 p. pi. por. 4° 

Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Conn., Col. Jeremiah Wads- 
worth Branch. Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth Branch Connecticut. Society of the 
Sons of the American Revolution. The British attack at Bunker Hill, by Francis 
Parsons. Pubhcation no. 3. Pubhshed by the Branch through the favor of 
Capt. Clarence Horace Wickham, 1921. 35 p. 8° 

Society of Sons of the Revolution, California. Roster of the Society, Sons of 
the Revolution, in the State of California (29th year), January, 1921. n. p. 
1921. 35-h[l] p. il. pl. por. 4° 

Society of Sons of the Revolution, Pennsylvania. Annual proceedings, Penn- 
sylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, 1919-1920. Philadelphia, 1920. 
100 +[1] fcsm. por. 4° 



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NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

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JULY, 1921 



HON. JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, A.M., LITT.D. 

By Alfred Johnson, A.M., Litt.D,, of Brooklme, Mass. 

James Phinney Baxter, of Portland, Me., President of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society, was born at Gorham, Me., 
23 March 1831, the son of Ehhu and Sarah (Cone) Baxter, and died 
at his residence in Portland 8 May 1921, having thus attained the 
great age of ninety years. 

Elected a resident member of the New England Historic Gen- 
ealogical Society in 1882, he became a life member in 1905 and in 
1919 was enrolled in the new class of Pilgrim Tercentenary members. 
For four years (1897-1900) he held the office of Vice President for 
Maine, and for over twenty years, from 9 January 1901 until his 
death, he served the Society as its President, holding this office for 
a longer time* than any of his predecessors. It is worthy of note 
that in the last fifty years the Society has had but five presidents, 
and its development and expansion have taken place largely during 
the incumbency of two of these, James Phinney Baxter and Marshall 
Pinckney Wilder, of whom the latter died in office 16 December 1886, 
having served for nineteen years. 

President Baxter prized highly his connection with the Society, 
and up to a few months before his death he rarely failed to preside 
over its stated monthly meetings and the meetings of the Council, 
making the trip from his home in Portland expressly for this purpose. 

Widely known and universally respected throughout New England, 
one of the leading citizens of Maine, six times niayor of Portland, 
founder of the public park and boulevard system of that city, an 
historian, poet, and author of more than local fame, astute and suc- 
cessful business man, philanthropist, member and corresponding 
member of many societies of an historical and Uterary nature in this 
country and in Europe, President of the Maine Historical Society 
for over thirty years, and for a score of years annually elected Presi- 
dent of this Society, Mr. Baxter was truly a remarkable man. He 
was remarkable for the unusual physical strength and mental vigor 
with which he was endowed and remarkable for his use of these for 
the welfare of others. 

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As Mr. Baxter's personal achievements afford ample material for 
this memoir, and as a genealogy of the Baxter family is in prepara- 
tion from data which he collected, but a brief outline of his ancestry 
will be given here. 

His paternal ancestors, who appear, like the progenitors of so 
many sturdy and enduring New England famihes of to-day, to have 
been successful farmers, were living in Lebanon and other towns 
near New London, Conn., in the early part of the eighteenth century. 
They subsequently migrated to New Hampshire and later to Ver- 
mont, doubtless being actuated to leave the more thickly settled 
regions by their desire for new land. The family became established 
in Maine, where it is now so firmly implanted, in the early part of the 
last century, when Mr. Baxter's father. Dr. EUhu Baxter, settled at 
Gorham, less than ten miles west of Portland. Like so many New 
Englanders of his generation who achieved eminence, James Phinney 
Baxter was the son of a professional man who had been the very 
first of his line to leave the farm and enter a learned profession. 

WiUiam Baxter, son of Simon and great-grandfather of the subject 
of this memoir, was born, probably on his father's homestead at 
Hebron, Conn., 15 August 1725. Simon and Wilham, father and son 
ahke, were landowners and farmers, each acquired a competency, 
and each held the confidence and respect of the communities in which 
he hved. The same may be said of Ehhu, son of Wilham, who died 
at Norwich, Vt. 

Elihu Baxter, son of EHhu and father of James Phinney Baxter, 
was born at Norwich 10 April 1781 and died at Portland 3 January 
1863. He studied medicine, and became a prominent physician at 
Gorham, where the first part of his active hfe was spent prior to his 
removal to Portland. It was, undoubtedly, from this old-time gen- 
eral practitioner, whose fame is still remembered in Portland and 
Gorham and the region between, that James Phinney Baxter in- 
herited his love of learning and studious habits. 

Through his mother, Sarah Cone, he was connected with the 
Loomis, Wright, Hungerford, Goodrich, and other noted famihes of 
Connecticut, and Gov. Thomas Welles was among his maternal 
ancestors. From both his father and his mother equally he in- 
herited the sweet, sympathetic side of his nature; for, if we may 
judge by their existing portraits, both Dr. EHhu .Baxter and his wife 
possessed those lovable qualities. All who knew the son were im- 
pressed with his gentleness and affabihty and his readiness to con- 
done in others the frailties of human nature. 

It is highly probable that this engaging, winning manner, which 
throughout his long hfe attracted people of aU classes toward him 
and made all feel at home with him, was greatly developed by the 
early training he received through his contact with the old-time 
merchants with whom he was destined early to come into close touch. 
It has been said that * ^manners make the man," and so much were 
his agreeable manners a striking characteristic and a potent factor in 
Mr. Baxter's success, that anything which seems to throw light on 
their origin may be considered as an important part of his education 
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acquired early that attentive, helpful attitude toward the wants of 
others, that uniform, tactful courtesy and patient deference to their 
opinions, as well as the sterling integrity that characterized the suc- 
cessful merchants of his generation, and all of these quahties he re- 
tained to the last. 

Though he was the youngest of six children, he was given every 
advantage for an early education in the schools of Gorham and at 
Gorham Academy. When the father removed to Portland in 1840 
and continued the practice of medicine there, the son entered Master 
Jackson's famous school in Portland, where he remained until thir- 
teen years of age, when he went to the academy at Lynn, Mass., to 
spend two years there. He then returned to Portland and con- 
tinued his studies, first at the old Portland Academy, and subse- 
quently under private classical masters. The fact that at this time 
he took up the study of foreign languages under native teachers is of 
interest and must have been an unusual feature in the education of 
the youth of his generation. 

From his boyhood he was a student, and a student of that practical 
kind which was exemphfied in the early days of this country by men 
Hke Franklin. In fact, he had much in common with that rugged, 
public-spirited student of the appUcation of knowledge to useful ends. 
The following passage from a letter of Mr. Baxter, written to Merle 
R. Griffith and giving his views on the part reading should play in 
education, might almost have been written by FrankUn himself : 

"One should choose his reading matter as carefully as he would choose his 
food to develop his body, having one end in mind, the perfecting of his moral 
nature and the strengthening of every faculty which may enable him to per- 
form his duties to mankind. I began my course of reading when I was about 
twelve by reading Addison's Spectator and some of Shakespeare's plays. A 
little later I took up the leading authors of fiction, Fenimore Cooper, Walter 
Scott, G. P. R. James, Hans Christian Andersen, Gilmore Adams — even the 
stories of Vulpius, called the Walter Scott of Germany; in fact, every one of 
the best writers of fiction then accessible, American, English and Scotch 
principally. In one winter when about thirteen years old, I read over 100 
volumes. This paved the way to literary study and I devoted myself first 
to the best English and American authors, especially poets, and later to 
French, German and Spanish. Still later, having famiharized myself with 
English and foreign literature, I began the study of the best scientific works 
and the various religious systems of the world, to ascertain as far as possible 
my relations with this world and the next." 

Though his early education was not supplemented by a period of 
residence at any higher institution of learning, his love of reading 
and study and his powers of assimilation were such that the amount 
of his information on many subjects was a constant source of amaze- 
ment to his friends and probably far surpassed the attainments in 
these directions of the average college graduate. When asked a 
few years before his death if he regretted not having gone to college, 
he replied in substance that he thought his individual studies, freely 
pursued for the love of the subjects and under the direction of the 
best tutors that could be procured, were probably more intense and 
made a more lasting impression than any prescribed college curricu- 
lum such as those in vogue in his youth could possibly have done. 



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The fact that Gorham, his birthplace, was near enough to be 
almost a suburb of Portland, then as now the largest and leading 
city of the State and its chief seaport, in which the boy went to live 
when still of an impressionable age, should not be lost sight of. For 
such advantages as this city, already the birthplace of Longfellow, 
Nathaniel Parker Willis, Neal Dow, and Commodore and Admiral 
Preble, had to offer played their part in the development of the youth, 
and his intense and hfelong love of Portland could not have been 
greater had it been his native place. 

Mr. Baxter never forgot the debt he owed to his early environ- 
ment; and that his boyhood home was one in which high moral 
standards, religious principles, and the best culture of the day were 
firmly planted there is abundant evidence. 

It was at first decided that young Baxter should enter the legal 
profession, and he went to Boston and began the study of law in the 
office of Rufus Choate; but, having already displayed that acumen 
for business which for so many years afterwards was destined to dis- 
tinguish his career, he yielded to a strong inclination toward trade, 
abandoned his legal studies, and entered the dry goods business in 
Portland. In view of the great changes in methods and in facilities 
for transportation of goods and passengers which have taken place 
since his youth, it is of interest to note that he began business with 
Wilham G. Davis, who, on his part, had acquired a knowledge of 
business principles by the then common method of driving a pack 
wagon through the country towns and carrying the merchandise to 
the people of the scattered communities and farmsteads, whose op- 
portunities for coming to town to make their purchases were few and 
beset with tedious difficulties. The two young men, on forming 
their partnership, opened a dry goods store in Portland, and were 
very successful. They soon accumulated a surplus, and during the 
late fifties, at the time when the process of hermetically sealing vege- 
tables, fruits, and other provisions of various kinds was in its in- 
fancy, they became interested in it, and the wholesale and retail dry 
goods firm of Davis & Baxter changed over its business and, under 
the same firm name, entered upon the manufacture, on a large scale, 
of canned goods. 

It is largely out of the efforts of these humble beginnings that has 
grown up the mighty industry of canning goods, in which the State of 
Maine has gained its well-deserved fame as a pioneer. The Civil 
War came on shortly after they were well established in this new 
business, and they expanded their facihties rapidly to meet the de- 
mands of the country for canned food in war time. The formation 
of the Portland Packing Company, which soon followed, with 
Messrs. Davis and Baxter as the principal owners, was the next and 
final step in a partnership unusual in its duration and success. 
Under their guidance the business prospered, and both partners were 
handsomely rewarded for their foresight and courage in embarking 
in an enterprise which at the time was so little known and so un- 
certain. Their sons and grandsons gradually came into the business 
as they grew up, and still continue it. 

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large real estate holdings in Portland and vicinity, had long been 
connected with the Portland Savings Bank, of which he was presi- 
dent, and was a director in various companies. In fact, there were 
few financial undertakings of magnitude in Portland or its neighbor- 
hood with which he was not directly or indirectly connected. 

As he grew in affluence, he gradually withdrew from business and 
devoted the greater part of his time to pubUc-spirited undertakings 
in connection with the development of Portland and to historical 
and hterary research and composition. He was a trustee and presi- 
dent of the Portland Pubhc Library, the founder and first president 
of the Portland Society of Art, a president of the Portland Benevolent 
Society, a founder and past president of the Maine Society, Sons of 
the American Revolution, and long a member of the Masonic fra- 
ternity. He organized the Associated Charities and was its first 
president. In 1888 he built and gave to the city the Portland PubUc 
Library, and later, when he became mayor, announced that he 
would donate his salary for the use of the city in establishing a 
manual training school. The Walker Manual Training School is 
thus virtually a monument to him, since Mr. Baxter started the pro- 
ject and by incessant work succeeded in bringing it to a reaUty. 

From his youth he had been busy with his pen, and in early man- 
hood was a contributor of both prose and verse to the magazines of 
the time, such as the Home Journal, Shillaber^s Carpet Bag, Godey^s 
Lady's Book, and the Portland Transcript. His poems, which often 
border on the mystical, are of real merit, and give an insight into the 
sentiment which formed a large part of his make-up, but which is 
not usually found in the shrewd man of business and of pubHc affairs. 
His tastes in art as well as in hterature were most cathoUc, and he 
was particularly fond of painting. He had even acquired some facil- 
ity in oils, and in the last years of his hfe deUghted to paint land- 
scapes and historic scenes for the edification of his grandchildren 
and great-grandchildren. 

For his first field of historical labor Mr. Baxter turned his attention 
to the beginnings of Maine history. Finding that the material rela- 
tive to the period prior to the absorption of the territory by Massa- 
chusetts was very meagre, he conceived the idea of going to England 
and there in person consulting the mass of early original documents 
for the facts. He estabhshed himself and his family in London, and 
for upwards of two years devoted his time to the study of the histori- 
cal documents in the British archives which had to do with the vari- 
ous grants to early proprietors, particularly to Gorges and his agent, 
Trelawny. Many of these he copied or had copied, and later caused 
them to be pubhshed in book form, that they might be preserved for 
the use of future generations. 

Mr. Baxter perfected himself in the French language, that he 
might read the ''Jesuit Relations" in the original and make such 
extracts from them as pertained to the history of Maine. It is to his 
painstaking and laborious efforts in this direction that much of per- 
manent historical value has been rescued from oblivion and translated 
into English. It was his cherished plan for years to prepare a monu- 
mental history of Maine, both narrative and documentary. This he 
lived to carry out only in part. 



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He next turned his attention to the purely local history of Port- 
land, and collected much original material on that subject. Not only 
did he obtain information that had not been accessible to William 
WiUis, the admirable historian of Portland, but it was his intention 
to carry the narrative forward from the year 1860, where the sup- 
plement to Wilhs's history left it. 

A complete hst of the printed articles, addresses, pamphlets, and 
books which Dr. Baxter wrote, edited, or published is too long to 
reproduce here. He edited more than twenty volumes of the ''Docu- 
mentary History of Maine" alone. In collecting his materials he 
spared neither time, his own labor, nor money. In addition to con- 
stant personal research he employed, for years at a time, copyists 
to make transcripts from the original documents in the archives not 
only of Massachusetts but of England, France, and Spain. 

His most notable work, among several published in the Collections 
of the Maine Historical Society, is the ''Trelawny Papers." The 
'Tapers" refer to early settlements and affairs on the Maine coast. 
They were found in an EngUsh homestead many years ago, and after 
various vicissitudes came into the possession of the Maine Historical 
Society. With notes by Mr. Baxter, they are most valuable to the 
student of New England history. Other works are "George Cleve 
and his Times," "The British Invasion from the North," based upon 
the Journal of Lieut. Wilham Digby, 1776-1777, and treating of the 
campaigns of Generals Carleton and Burgoyne, "Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges and his Province of Maine," "The Pioneers of New France 
in New England," and "The Voyages of Jacques Cartier." Mr. 
Baxter discovered in a European library, in manuscript form, the 
narrations of the several voyages of Cartier to the St. Lawrence. 
These narratives were written in 1534. Mr. Baxter caused each in- 
dividual page of the manuscript to be photographed and then trans- 
lated the same, and by his exhaustive study of the manuscript and of 
the times of Cartier produced a noteworthy volume, which takes 
its place among the standard works on early American history. 

A dozen years ago his collection of transcripts filled nearly forty 
large volumes, containing about twenty thousand pages of manu- 
script. Of these, seven volumes had up to that time been published 
in the Maine Historical Society's "Documentary History of Maine." 
He had the old court records of York, Me., which were fast becoming 
worn and dilapidated, copied and indexed. 

Among his published works of a different nature was his recent 
contribution to the Shakespeare-Bacon controversy, entitled "The 
Greatest of Literary Problems." He had spent much time and study 
on the question of the origin of the plays generally attributed to 
Shakespeare, and, if he did not always succeed in converting his 
readers to his theories, he certainly impressed them with his own pains- 
taking, tireless research. He believed that Bacon wrote the plays. 

From 1890 until his death he was president of the Maine Historical 
Society and sponsored its publications. Not the least of his work in 
promoting the study of Maine history was his encouragement of the 
annual excursions of that society to some point of historic interest. ' 
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did much for the study of local history throughout the State and 
brought together from every quarter men and women who were 
interested in its past. He was also a member of the American An- 
tiquarian Society (since 1887), serving as its secretary for foreign 
correspondence, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sci- 
ences, a corresponding member of The Colonial Society of Massa- 
chusetts (since 1899), of the Massachusetts Historical Society (since 
1907), of the Rhode Island Historical Society, and of the Old Colony 
Historical Society, and a member of the Fraternity, Saturday Even- 
ing, and Portland Clubs. Bowdoin College, of which he was an over- 
seer from 1894 on, recognized his scholarship and his contributions 
to the study of history by conferring on him the honorary degree of 
Master of Arts in 1881 and that of Doctor of Letters in 1904. 

Mr. Baxter's poUtical affihations were with the Republican party, 
and he held a high place in the councils of that party in Maine. The 
character of his services to the city of Portland during the six terms 
(1893-1897, 1904-05) in which he served it as mayor deserves men- 
tion. His first election occurred at a time when the entire city gov- 
ernment was in the hands of the Democratic party and seemed likely 
to remain so for an indefinite period. The RepubUcans virtually 
hailed him as the only man who could be safely rehed upon to lead 
the city out of its troubles and reestablish the Repubhcan party in 
control. Mr. Baxter did not rehsh the idea of entering such a contest. 
He had repeatedly said that his own firmly fixed ideas in relation to 
the duties of public servants were of such a nature that he was certain 
that he would prove unacceptable to the practical politicians who up 
to that time had been in complete control. He refused from the 
start to agree to subordinate his own ideas to those of others. But the 
leaders would not take "No" for an answer, practically promised him 
a free rein, and gave him their assurance that they would allow him to 
administer the office as he pleased if he would only come to the rescue 
and lend the great weight of his name to the party ticket. That he 
was elected and reelected many times over bears witness to his 
qualifications for the ofiice. 

His administrations were characterized particularly by a breadth 
of view which refused to recognize ward hmits. He insisted that the 
city of Portland be regarded as a unit, and that whatever was done 
in the way of municipal improvement be done for the development 
and good of the city as a whole. In keeping with this view his pro- 
jects were far-sighted and on a large scale, and so well thought out 
that they have become a permanent part of the city's plans. Two of 
his important achievements were the great West and North Side 
intercepting trunk sewer systems, which did much for the beautiful 
and prosperous Deering district of Portland. He also projected the 
Back Bay boulevard (which recently has been oJ0&cially named the 
Baxter Boulevard) and park system on a broad and comprehensive 
plan, and persisted in its development in spite of the constant opposi- 
tion of poHticians who saw in its completion the thwarting of their 
private schemes for personal gain. The Grand Trunk elevators, 
while not primarily a municipal project, were of immense value to 
Portland. They were financed by a plan proposed by Mr. Baxter, 






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which he was able by his influential connections to carry through. 
His stand on the liquor question, which was much mooted during his 
administrations, was a strong and sincere one. Though a strictly 
temperate man himself, his inherent sense of justice enabled him to 
see that there is more than one side to prohibition, and to regard it 
from all angles. He attacked the agency system vigorously, and lived 
to see it aboUshed, as he thought it should be. Back of the regulation 
of the liquor traffic in Maine there was much hypocrisy and graft, 
and it was against these that his efforts were mainly directed. His 
inaugural addresses year after year bore the same message to the 
officials, that they should by their own lives and their every act show 
that they were favorable to the liquor laws which they pretended to 
love, and to enforce which was their sworn duty. For many years 
he was a strong advocate of woman suffrage, and it was with much 
satisfaction that he witnessed its adoption and its practical and suc- 
cessful operation. 

Space will not permit a review in detail of the exhaustive and 
painstaking study which Mr. Baxter made of the whole subject of 
municipal government, in order to fit himself to govern the city of 
Portland, which he loved so well and for the development of which 
he was able to accomplish so much. Sufl&ce it to say, that there was 
no form of city government aheady in use and no plan for city admin- 
istration proposed during his time with which he did not familiarize 
himself. At one time he pubHcly advocated the so-called commission 
form of government. He finally, however, returned to his original 
ideas on the subject, namely, that the city could best be served by 
a single board elected at large and with differing terms of service, 
thus operating the city council as the United States Senate is operated, 
with one-third of its members going out every two years, but the 
whole body being a continuing one. Naturally this plan called forth 
a storm of protest and opposition, as soon as it was mentioned, from 
the self-styled ''practical pohticians," but Mr. Baxter often advo- 
cated it and never missed an opportunity to stimulate the interest of 
the public at large in the government of their city by a representative 
body on broad fines, free from sectional and ward prejudices. 

The office of mayor in this country is often looked upon, by its 
holder, at least, as a stepping-stone to higher poUtical preferment in 
the service of the State or Nation. This attitude naturally handi- 
caps the incumbent's actions and impairs his real usefulness to his 
community. Such was not the case with Mr. Baxter; for he had no 
political ambitions, and, devoting himself whole-heartedly to the 
service and well-being of the municipafity, he was able to promote 
constructive measures of permanent value. 

Mr. Baxter's ability as a pubfic speaker and a presiding officer was 
of a high order. His vast store of knowledge and the wide range of 
subjects in which he was interested, as well as his sense of values and 
relationships, were apparent at the meetings of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, when, as President, it was for many 
years his custom to comment at length upon the paper presented by 
the principal speaker. His views and remarks on matters of current 
interest were always eagerly listened to by his colleagues in the 



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meetings of the Council and the various committees on which he 
served. His opinions and criticisms during the early days of the 
late war were especially pertinent and showed his familiarity with 
European and world affairs, and subsequent events have borne out 
his predictions. Extensive and intelUgent travel in foreign countries 
and contact with many of their distinguished men tended to give 
him a broad, cosmopolitan outlook on life. 

He was frequently invited to address meetings of an historical or 
commemorative nature, anfl his papers read on such occasions were 
noted for their painstaking, scholarly character and the earnestness 
and simple dignity with which they were delivered. In height above 
the average, possessed of a strong, massive frame, liis large head well 
planted on his square shoulders, his figure was to the last an erect and 
commanding one. His voice, though gentle and low-pitched in con- 
versation, was capable of filling the largest auditorium. His last 
public appearance of importance was, most fittingly, at the opening 
of the Maine Centennial Celebration in June 1920, when he delivered 
an historical address in the First Parish Church in Portland, in the 
presence of a large audience of the leading people of the city and 
State and of former sons and daughters of Maine, who had gathered 
from all quarters to take part in the celebration. 

It rarely happens that men who acquire wealth and leisure at a 
comparatively early age make such good use of them as did Mr. 
Baxter. And to be able to acquire them so young and to employ them 
so continuously over so long a period as he did is given to very few 
indeed. Remarkable as was his hfe for its length, it was quite as 
remarkable for its unity and consistent, sustained effort. It was all 
of one piece from first to last. Its activities and aspirations toward 
its end were similar to those at its beginning. He was once heard to 
say that very early in his business career he decided that money was 
useful largely for the leisure and opportujiities it could give, and that 
he very early resolved to devote only his morning hours to business, 
reserving the remainder of the day from noon on for study, intellectual 
pursuits, and the society of his family and friends. This habit of de- 
voting his afternoons and evenings largely to study, throughout a 
period much longer than the length of the average life, enables one to 
understand, in part at least, how it was possible for him to accomplish 
so much. When asked what he considered the greatest factor in mak- 
ing a success of one's life, he rephed, ''The ability to control one's 
surroundings." It might almost be said that one half of his time was 
spent in acquiring power and the other half in using it for the benefit 
of his contemporaries and of posterity. 

In spite of all his success, his accumulations of wealth and property, 
of learning and culture, and the eminence he attained through public 
preferment and academic distinctions, James Phinney Baxter was 
one of the simplest and most democratic of men. There was never 
the shghtest pretence of the self-anointed autocrat or of the snob 
about him. He was equally at home with the learned and the great, 
with the unlettered and the humble. All respected him, and all felt 
at ease in his company. All were attracted to him and won to his 
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into the 'point of view of those with whom he came in contact. His 
wide experience with hfe, his knowledge of human nature, his sym- 
pathy, and his capacity for understanding were all such that he 
quickly grasped the problems of others. 

Much has been said of Mr. Baxter's uniform kindness and courtesy 
and of his fondness for children and his gentle patience with them. 
It would be possible to cite many examples of his willingness to assist, 
at any expenditure of his own time, younger students, and he could 
be counted on by those with whom he was associated in any under- 
taking never to fail them. Nor did he ever display any of those 
qualities which sometimes lead older men to stand in the way of 
younger aspirants to position and power. He was ever ready to hold 
out a helping hand to all. He was a companionable, lovable man, 
who loved his fellows. 

Many illustrations might be given of the unusual vitaUty which 
he maintained even in advanced age. Perhaps none is more striking 
or characteristic than the fact that, when he was over eighty-five 
years of age, he decided that he would rebuild his summer home on 
Mackworth Island, in Casco Bay, which he had built some thirty 
years before, and, in spite of the difficulties presented by the War, he 
tore the house down and built a new, thoroughly modern, tile and 
brick structure in its place, drawing the plans himself, without any 
assistance from architects, superintending the construction, and com- 
ing to Boston to select even the most minute interior fittings and 
furnishings. 

Mr. Baxter was a deeply religious man, and, in spite of wide reading 
on rehgious subjects and much thought and study of various reUgious 
creeds, he adhered firmly to the simple Christian faith that he had 
learned from his mother. 

Mr. Baxter married first, 18 September 1854, Sarah Kimball Lewis, 
who died 12 January 1872, daughter of Ansel and Jane M. (Camp- 
bell) Lewis of Portland; and secondly, 2 April 1873, Mehetable Cum- 
mings Proctor, who died 8 November 1914, daughter of Abel and 
Lydia P. (Emerson) Proctor of Peabody, Mass. By his first wife he 
had eight children, namely, Florence Lewis, born 20 July 1855, died 
10 September 1857; Hartley Cone, A. B. (Bowdoin, 1878), born 
19 July 1857, who was with the Portland Packing Company from 
1878 to 1887 and has since 1887 been a manufacturer of canned goods 
at Brunswick, Me., under the firm name of H. C. Baxter & Brother; 
Clinton Lewis, A. B. (Bowdoin, 1881), born 29 June 1859, who is con- 
nected with the Portland Packing Company and is also a trustee of 
Bowdoin College; Eugene Raddin, of Portland, born 12 January 1862; 
Mabel, born 17 May 1865, died 22 October 1865; James Phinney, of 
Portland, B. A. (Wilhams, 1889), born 27 February 1867; Alba, born 
9 May 1869, died 12 February 1873; Rupert Henry, of Bath, Me., 
A. B. (Bowdoin, 1894), born 26 July 1871, who has been a manufac- 
turer of canned goods at Brunswick, Me., since 1895, with the firm of 
H. C. Baxter & Brother, and who served as a member of the Maine 
Senate for the terms 1917-18 and 1919-20 and is a member of the 
same body for the present term, 1921-22. By his second wife he had 
three children, as follows: Emily Poole, born 15 July 1874, who 



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resides at the family home in Portland; Percival Proctor, of Portland, 
A. B. (Bowdoin, 1898), LL. B. (Harvard, 1901), born 22 November 
1876, who was a member of the Maine House of Representatives 
for three terms, 1905-6, 1917-18, 1919-20, and of the Maine Senate 
for the terms 1909-10 and 1921-22, and, by virtue of his office of 
President of the Senate, became Governor of Maine on the death of 
Gov. Frederic Hale Parkhurst, 31 January 1921; and Madeleine 
Cummings, born 26 January 1879, now the widow of Fenton Tom- 
linson. Twelve grandchildren, also, and several great-grandchildren 
survive him. His youngest son, Hon. Percival Proctor Baxter, suc- 
ceeds him in his Pilgrim Tercentenary membership in the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society. Certainly not the least of Mr. 
Baxter's claims to distinction lies in the large and serviceable family 
which he reared to carry on the work that he began. 

Funeral services were held at Mr. Baxter's residence, 61 Deering 
Street, Portland, on Tuesday afternoon, 10 May 1921,. and were of a 
simple nature, as he would have wished. There was a large attend- 
ance, including many from outside the city, representing the Maine 
Legislature and other departments of the State Government, Bowdoin 
College, and various historical, literary, and other organizations with 
which Mr. Baxter had been associated. The New England Historic 
Genealogical Society was represented at the funeral by its Vice Presi- 
dent for Maine, its Treasurer, and its Librarian. The officiating 
clergyman was Rev. Henry S. Bradley, pastor of the State Street 
Congregational Church, and an appreciative eulogy was pronounced 
by Rev. Raymond Calkins, D. D., formerly pastor of the State Street 
Church and now pastor of the Shepard Memorial Church in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. Interment was in the family lot at Evergreen Ceme- 
tery, the six sons of the deceased acting as pallbearers. The flags on 
all the pubhc buildings in Portland were placed at half-mast and the 
Portland Pubhc Library was closed during the hour of the funeral. 

In his will, which was filed for probate at Portland 27 June 1921, 
Mr. Baxter made provision for carrying out a project which for 
many years had been dear to his heart, and which he had on three 
notable occasions brought to the attention of the New England His- 
toric Genealogical Society. In an illustrated address, entitled "West- 
minster Abbey as an Inspiration to New England," which was de- 
Uvered at the stated meeting of the Society on 5 May 1915, he urged 
that New England should have such a "temple of honor" as West- 
minster Abbey, in which memorials of the Pilgrim and Puritan 
founders of this country and of their successors might be preserved. 
On 7 February 1917, at the annual meeting of the Society, he set 
forth this plan again in an address which, in his absence, was read 
for him by the Recording Secretary;* and on 18 March 1920, at the 
celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the incorporation of 
the Society, which was held in Ford Hall, Boston, he earnestly advo- 
cated the erection of a memorial building or "temple of honor," to 
commemorate the Founders of New England.! It was his desire 

*Cf. Register, vol. 71, p. xi, 

tMr. Baxter's address of 18 March 1920 is printed in full in Register, vol. 74, pp. 121-124, 
under the title "A New England Temple of Honor." 



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that such a structure ''should be built of material from New England 
quarries, wrought by the hands of New England people, and adorned 
by the skill of New England artists; and that upon its walls should 
be pictorially recorded the chief events of New England history." 
In a public address at Portland, also, he presented the arguments 
for this "New England Pantheon," and in the later years of his hfe 
he often referred in conversation to this cherished project. Accord- 
ing to his will three of his sons, as trustees, are directed to pay to 
the City of Boston, within ten years, the sum of $50,000, and this 
sum is to be held by the city in trust until it shall amount to $1,000,000, 
when the said city shall erect a suitable building ''in the City of 
Boston to commemorate the Lives and Deeds of the Founders of 
New England." In case the City of Boston fails to accept the trust 
-within three years after the probate of the will, the same amount 
is to be paid to the City of Portland, to be held in trust by the said 
city until it shall amount to $1,000,000, and then to be used "either 
for the establishment, founding and maintenance of a Pubhc, Hu- 
mane, Charitable, Educational or Benevolent Institution or Institu- 
tions, or Parks within the City of Portland, the same to be used solely 
for public purposes." 

In his will Mr. Baxter also bequeaths $5,000 for the erection of a 
fountain in some pubUc place in Portland, to be named The Baxter 
Fountain, $5,000 to Bowdoin College, "the income to be expended 
for the purchasing of art objects, to be called the Baxter Collection 
in Memory of Henry Johnson," $1,000 to the Portland Society of 
Art, for the estabhshment of a fund to be called the Baxter Scholar- 
ship Fund, the income of which is to be awarded annually to the pupil 
in the Art School who shall excel in drawing, and $1,000 to the Baxter 
Memorial Library in Gorham, the income of which is to be used in 
maintaining the Baxter homestead. To the Portland Society of Art 
he leaves also his collection of Indian pottery, to BoWdoin College 
his collection of antique watches, to the Maine Historical Society 
his historical manuscripts and scrapbooks, and to the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society and other historical and Uterary so- 
cieties in which he was interested, to each a portrait of himself. It 
is provided in the will that none of the property or income shall ever 
go to any "Person, Corporation or Institution who or which in any 
way shall practice or permit Vivisection or Experimentation upon 
either Hving animals or persons." 

If the study of the lives of successful men may be pursued with 
profit by those who are on the threshold of their own careers, cer- 
tainly the contemplation of such a hfe as Mr. Baxter's cannot be 
otherwise than an inspiration not only to the youth of the com- 
munity in which he hved but to all who may become familiar with it. 
The quahties which differentiated him from mediocrity are not, as 
is the case with those of genius, unattainable by the average man. 
A determination to get on in the world, tireless industry, patient, 
persistent, studious application to the matter in hand, sterUng in- 
tegrity, humihty, high-mindedness, and a strong desire to benefit 
one's fellows may be acquired, to a greater or less degree, by all. 
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its simplicity, the life portrayed in this memoir is typical of the lives 
of the best of those successful men which the opportunities offered in 
this country during the first half of the last century produced. 



EDWARD WOOSTER OF DERBY, CONN., 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., of Mount Carmel, Conn.* 

An account of Edward Wooster of Derby, Conn., with a frag- 
mentary record of his family, appears in the ''History of Derby," 
by Samuel Orcutt, pubUshed at Springfield, Mass., in 1880, pages 
780-784. The ''Genealogy of the Woosters in America," by David 
Wooster, M. D., San Francisco, Cal., 1885, although it presents 
valuable biographical material relative to certain members of the 
family, is genealogically very incomplete and inaccurate. An 
article entitled "The Wooster Family," by Holdridge Ozro Collins 
of Los Angeles, Cal., which appeared in the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Record, vol. 30, pages 242-247, and vol. 31, pages 
39-47, perpetuates all the errors made by Orcutt and, with the excep- 
tion of the descendants of Walter Wooster (vide infra, 10, vii), adds 
little to the previous accounts. "Se3niiour Past and Present," by 
Messrs. Campbell, Sharpe, and Bassett, Seymour, Conn., 1902, 
pages 599-605, follows Orcutt's account for the earlier generations, 
but adds considerable material relative to Seymour branches of the 
family. An article entitled "The British House of Worcester in Amer- 
ica," by Mary S. Austin, published in The Connecticut Magazine, 
vol. 12, pages 81 et seq., 337 et seq., gives a romantically colored 
account of Edward Wooster and early days in Derby, based on 
printed sources. Two pages (243, 244), containing no additional 
material, are devoted to this family in the "Descendants of Rev. 
WiUiam Worcester," by Sarah Ahce Worcester, Boston, 1914. 

Although the prominence of this family has caused so much to 
be written concerning it, it is apparent that, aside from the exceptions 
noted above, very little independent research has been made since 
Orcutt published his "History of Derby." The errors made by 
Orcutt have been followed by his successors. No one of these pub- 
lications presents the material that is to be found in the church and 
land records of Derby, and their accounts of the branches of the 
family which did not reside at Derby are confused and conflicting. 
It is the purpose of the compiler of the following account to correct 
the inaccuracies of these publications and to set forth the lines 
omitted therein. 

1. Edward^ Wooster, whose origin is unknown, f was of Derby, 

•The compiler acknowledges his indebtedness to George Clarke Bryant, B.A., LL.B., of An- 
Bonia, Conn., for much valuable information relating to the Wooster family. 

tit has been suggested in afl seriousness that he sprang from the naarquises of Worcester. The 
surname of this English house, which was of Plantagenet descent in the male (illegitimate) line, 
was Somerset; and, in accord with English custom, only the illegitimate oEfspring would assume 






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Conn.,* and died there 8 July 1689. He married first ;t 

and secondly Tabitha Tomlinson, daughter of Henry and Alice of 
Stratford. She married secondly, about 1690, as his second wife, 
Dr. John Hull of Derby, and died in 1691. 

In 1651 Edward Wooster obtained permission from the town of 
Milford to settle in the northern part of the township, then known 
as Paugasset. Within the next year or two he and his brother-in- 
law, Thomas Langdon,t built houses at Paugasset, thus founding 
what became in 1675 the town of Derby. The growing village at 
Paugasset was not viewed with favor by the authorities at Milford 
and New Haven, and occasional lawlessness on the part of some of 
the villagers intensified their disapproval. In this situation Edward 
Wooster conducted himself with prudence, for in 1669 the General 
Court appointed him constable of Paugasset. His social position 
is indicated by the fact that at least one record refers to him as 
"goodman." 

Children by first wife: 

i. Elizabeth,* m. at Stratford 16 Nov. 1671 Col. Ebenezer* John- 
son, who d. at Derby 18 Sept. 1726, aged 81, s. of Peter of Fair- 
field. He m. (2) at Derby, 23 Nov. 1676, Hannah ,§ by 

whom he had eight children. Only child: 1. Elizabeth,^ b. 20 Dec. 
1672; d. in 1757; m. ia 1692 Jeremiah' Johnson, b. at New Haven 
25 Apr. 1664, d. at Derby 11 Dec. 1726, s. of Jeremiah^ (Thomas^) 
and Sarah (Hotchkiss). 

ii. Mart, b. 2 Nov. 1654; d. young. 

2. iii. Thomas, b. about 1656. 

iv. Edward, bapt. at Milford 12 June 1670; d. young. 

3. V. David, bapt. at Milford 12 June 1670. 

Children by second wife:|| 

vi. Henry, b. 18 Aug. 1666 and bapt., with Ruth, at Milford 4 July 
1669; d. s.p., in her Majesty's service in the expedition to Canada, 
prior to an agreement of his heirs dated 9 Feb. 1709/10. 

vii. Ruth, b. 8 Apr. 1668 and bapt., with Henry, at Milford 4 July 
1669; m. in 1687 Samuel^ Bowers, bapt. at New Haven 5 Nov. 

the title as a Burname. The suggestion has also been made, but without proof, that he was related 
to Rev. William Worcester of Salisbury, Mass. 

•All places mentioned in this article are situated within the present limits of the State of Con- 
necticut, unless another State or region is indicated in the text or may be easily inferred from the 
context. 

tOrcutt's suggestion that she was related to Prancis French of Derby has been amplified in 
subsequent accounts, some of which state that she was Elizabeth French. It is more likely that 
she was sister of Thomas Langdon, for whom Edward's eldest son may have been named. 

JThomas Langdon spoke of "his brother Woster" (New Haven Historical Society's Ancient 
Record Series, vol. 1, p. 173). 

§The marriage record entirely omits the name of the bride. Her first name appears in subse- 
quent records. Her surname has been given positively as Tomlinson (Seymour Past and Present, 
p. 489), an error which probably originated with Orcutt (History of Derby, p. 738). Inconclusive 
evidence indicates that she was daughter of Richard Holbrook of MUford. 

JOrcutt's History of Derby, followed by all subsequent accounts, states that Edward's second 
marriage occurred in 1669. The marriage has not been found on record in Derby, Milford, or 
Stratford. It would seem that Orcutt accepted the date of Tabitha Wooster's admission to the 
church as the date of her marriage. "Tabitha wife of Edward Wooster was added to the church" 
in Milford on 27 June 1669; and, since Henry and Ruth were baptized one week later as children 
of Sister Wooster, they were presumably her own children. "Edward Worcester" did not join the 
church until 27 Dec. 1669; and, since Edward and David were baptized thereafter es children of 
Brother Edward Worcester, they were presumably his children by his former wife. Since the eld- 
est son, Thomas, married a sister of his stepmother's, he and his two elder sisters were certainly 
children of the first wife. Heretofore Timothy has always been given as the eldest child of the, 
second wife, and Abraham has always been erroneously assigned to the first wife. Further evi- 
dence favoring the division made above is found in the name Henry, which was also the name of 
Tabitha's father. 



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1665, d. at Derby in 1744, s. of Rev. John^ (George^ and Bridget 
(Thompson). He m. (2) 4 Nov. 1691 Lydia French, by whom 
he had six children. Child:* 1. John, who in 1714 had a wife 
Charity, recently married (New Haven County Court Records). 

4. viii. Timothy, b. 12 Nov. 1670 and bapt. at Milford 18 Dec. 1670. 

5. ix. Abraham, bapt. at Milford 16 Mar. 1672/3. 

X. Hannah, bapt. at Milford 31 Oct. 1675; m. 20 Aug. 1696 William' 
Washburn, b. at Stratford 16 Mar. 1668/9, d. at Derby 18 Jan. 
1741, s. of Hope'' (William^) and Mary (Stiles). Seven children. 

6. xi. Sylvester. 

xii. Tabitha, m. (1) at Stratford, 15 Oct. 1705, John Walker; m. (2) 
at Stratford, 11 Oct. 1726, Joseph Birdsey. 

7. xiii. Jonas. 

8. xiv. Ebenezer, bapt. at Milford 5 Aug. 1688. 

2. Lieut. Thomas^ Wooster (Edward^), of Derby, born about 
1656, died 9 Jan. 1712/13. He married Phebe Tomlinson, 
born at Stratford 14 Aug. 1656, died in Mar. 1739/40, daughter 
of Henry and Alice and sister of his stepmother. 

In Oct. 1706, being then a sergeant, he was commissioned 
lieutenant of the trainband in Derby. 

Children : 

i. PHEBE,3t b. 6 Mar. 1678/9: d. after Feb. 1762; m. John^ Leaven- 
worth of Newtown, s. of Thomas^ and Grace. For their children 
see Register, vol. 72, p. 78. 

ii. Alice, b. 6 Sept. 1680; d. in Sept. 1682. 

iii. Zerviah, b. 19 Aug. 1682; d. 20 Feb. 1697/8. t 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 1 Sept. 1685; m. 27 Mar. 1712 John^ Tomlinson, 
b. 19 Sept. 1686, d. 18 Nov. 1756, s. of WiUiam.^ He m. (2) 
Hannah (Merwin) Collins, widow of John CoUins, who m. (3) 
Samuel Sanford. By her John Tomlinson had two sons. Chil- 
dren: 1. Phebe, b. 27 Jan. 1712/13; d. young. 2. Bathsheha, h. 
24 Dec. 1714; d. young. 3. Joseph, b. 27 Dec. 1716; m. (1) 24 
May 1743 Sarah Beers, who d. 22 Feb. 1776, aged 56; m. (2) 14 Oct. 
1776 EUzabeth (Clark) Hull, b. 24 Sept. 1732, d. 11 Feb. 1826, 
dau. of Wilham and Hannah (Peck) Clark and widow of Joseph 
Hull. She m. (3) 13 Feb. 1793 Joseph Osborn and (4) James 
Masters. 4. Elizabeth, b. 29 Dec. 1720; d. 7 Feb. 1789; m. 14 
May 1739 Joseph Twitchell. 5. Abigail, b. 18 June 1723; m. Ehas 
Davis. 6. John, b. 23 Sept. 1725; d. 18 Nov. 1817; m. 28 Apr. 
1748 Deborah Bassett. ^ 

V. Alice, § b. about 1687; d. s.p. 8 Aug. 1774; m. Samuel Wooster 
(6, IV). 

9. vi. Thomas, b. 18 Feb. 1691/2. 

vii. Thankful, b. 7 Nov. 1695; d. 18 Nov. 1706. 

viii. Zerviah, 1 1 b. about 1699; d. 15 Nov. 1753; m. 4 Apr. 1723 Jonathan* 

Miles, b. about 1700, d. 21 Feb. 1784, s. of Theophilus' (Samuel,* 

Richard^) and Bethia (? Pettit). ChHdren: 1. Bethia, h. 1 Feb. 

1723/4; d. young. 2. Theophilus, b. 12 Feb. 1729/30; d. young. 

3. Phebe, b. 3 Sept. 1732; m. Abraham Bassett of Oxford. 4. 

•Thia child is omitted in Orcutt'a History of Derby, p. 703. Probate records prove that he 
was son of Samuel Bowers, and a consideration of the dates shows that it ia almost impossible 
for him to have been a child by the second wife. The New York OenealogicaX and Biographical 
Record, vol. 31, p. 42, followed therein by Seymour Past and Present, p. 603, gives Ruth a ficti- 
tious chUd, Sarah Bowers, who (it is alleged) married Timothy Wooster (10), q.v. 

tOrcutt's History of Derby calls this child Phebe Leavenworth, and states that she died 26 
Mar. 1696. No such entry has been found in the Derby records. 

tOrcutt's History of Derby erroneously states that she died 19 Aug. 1682. 

§Omitted in History of Derby and subsequent accounts. Her marriage is proved by Derby 
Deeds, vol. 4, p. 350. Her estate was distributed to her brother Thomas Wooster, to the heirs 
of her eldest sister, Phebe Leavensworth, to the heirs of her second sister, Elisabeth Tomlinson, 
and to the heirs of her third sister, Zeruiah Miles. 

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Hannah, bapt. at Christ Church, Stratford, 27 Jan. 1735; d. young. 
5. Theophilus, bapt. at Christ Church, Stratford, in 1740; d. 11 
Dec. 1822; m. (1) Mary Meeker of Bethlehem, who d. 19 Oct. 
1795, aged 44; m. (2) at East Haven, 29 Sept. 1802, Lucinda 
(Street) (Hickox) Ailing, b. 17 July 1763, d. 7 Oct. 1843, dau. 
of Rev. Nicholas and Desire (Thompson) Street and widow of 
Darius Hickox and Titus Ailing. 6. Bethia, bapt. at St. James's 
Church, Derby, 15 Aug. 1742; d. 20 Apr. 1821; m. 6 Sept. 1761 
Samuel Tuttle of East Haven. 7. Zerviah, d. s.p. at North Haven 
in 1826; m. 30 May 1764 Stephen Mix. 8. Jonathan, h. about 
1746; d. about 1830; m. 17 Feb. 1768 Lucy Smith of Glastonbury. 

3. David^ Wooster (Edward^), of Derby, baptized at Milford 12 
June 1670, died 29 Mar. 1711. He married Mary Lobdell, 
who died before 1723, daughter of Simon and Persis (? Pierce) 
of Milford, as is proved by New Haven Probate Records, 
vol. 4, p. 482. 
Children : 

i. Jerusha,^ b. about 1702; d. s.p. about 1785; m. Thomas McDow- 
LAND. Administration on her estate was granted, 16 Jan. 1786, 

to Simeon Bristol, in right of his wife, "who was Brooks 

niece to the deceased" (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 15, 
p. 14). She was married subsequently to May 1744, having 
been temporarily non compos mentis not long before that date. 

ii. Persis, b. 30 May 1704; m. 2 Apr. 1724 Ephraim Gillet, b. about 
1698, d. in 1748, s. of EUphal and Mary (Wheeler) of Milford. 
Children:* 1. Ephraim, b. 8 Jan. 1724/5. 2. David (twin), b. 
21 Mar. 1726/7. 3. Wooster (twin), b. 21 Mar. 1726/7. 4. Free- 
love, b. 10 Aug. 1729; m. 6 July 1748 Eden Sperry of New Haven. 
5. Mary, b. 11 Mar. 1731/2; d. at Waterbury 30 Apr. 1769; m. 
Nathaniel Silkrigg. 6. Jeremiah, b. 18 Dec. 1734; d. in 1804; 

m. (1) ; m. (2) Hannah , who was probably dau. 

of Abel and Hannah (Harger) Gunn, and widow of Edward 
Smith and Dan Davis. 7. Jonathan, b. 17 Feb. 1737/8; d. about 
. 1763. 8. Shadrack, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 27 July 
1740; d. 7 Sept. 1771; m. Mercy Coshier, dau. of Thomas, who 
m. (2) Henry Wooster (25), q.v. 9. Joseph (twin), b. 7 Aug. 
1744. 10. Benjamin (twin), of New Haven, b. 7 Aug. 1744; m. 
5 July 1770 Margaret Munson, b. 10 Mar. 1749/50, d. 11 Mar. 
1825. 

iii. Tamar, b. 16 June 1707; d. at Cheshire 7 Oct. 1775; m. 3 July 
1734 Ca^t. Enos^ Brooks, b. 15 Feb. 1707/8, d. 22 Sept. 1771, 
8. of Thomas^ (Henry^ and Martha (Hotchkiss) of Cheshire. 
Children: 1. Enos, b. 11 Apr. 1735; d. before 1795; m. 3 Apr. 
1755 Lois WiUiams, b. at Waterbury 20 Feb. 1731/2, d. about 
1811, dau. of James and Sarah (Judd); eight children. 2. Mary, 
b. 1 Dec. 1736; d. at Hamden 29 Mar. 1817; m. Simeon Bristol, 
J. P., b. 18 May 1739, d. 23 Oct. 1805; six children. 3. Mehitabel, 
b. 17 Dec. 1740; d. at New Haven 3 Nov. 1816; m. 24 Mar. 
1768 John Miles, b.24 Nov. 1739, d. 14 Nov. 1817; three children. 
4. David, B. A. (Yale, 1768), M. A. (ib., 1771),t b. 14 Aug. 1744; 
d. 22 Dec. 1801; m. 20 Jan. 1773 Ehzabeth DooUttle, b. 26 
May 1749, d. 15 Aug. 1831, dau. of Daniel and Ehzabeth (Day- 
ton); ten children, one of whom was Maj. Gen. Micah Brooks 
of the War of 1812. 5. Tamar, b. 18 Apr. 1746; lived with her 
sister Mehitabel; d. unm. at New Haven 13 Oct. 1801. 

•The first five and last two children are recorded at Derby, the sixth and seventh at Milford. 
The History of Derby and subsequent publications erroneously combine the twins David and 
Wooster into a single child, David Wooster. Derby records contain a second, and palpably in- 
correct, entry of the birth of the fifth child, Mary, on 10 Mar. 1726/7. 

tHe was licensed to preach in 1770, but was never ordained. He served in the Revolution, 
represented Wallingford in the Connecticut Assembly in Oct. 1777 and May 1780, and was a dele- 
gate to the Connecticut Convention in 1788 for ratifying the Federal Constitution. 



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4. Timothy^ Wooster {Edward'^), of Derby, was born 12 Nov. 

1670 and was baptized at Milford 18 Dec. 1670. He married, 

23 May 1699, Anna Perry, born at Stratford 22 Jan. 1679/80, 

daughter of Arthur and Anna (Judson). 

Children : 

10. 1. Timothy,' b. 29 Dec. 1699. 

ii. Tabitha, b. 3 May 1701. No subsequent record positively relating 
to her has been found, but an exhaustive study of all the Derby 
families leads to the belief that she was the Tabitha who m. (1) 
Anthony Wisebury and m. (2) Bartholomew. 

11. iii. Edward, b. 17 Sept. 1702. 

iv. Ann, b. 17 Jan. 1704/5; d. before 1748; m. (1) 6 Jan. 1725/6 Daniel* 
Hawkins, b. 9 [obliterated] 1705, d. before 1732, s. of Joseph' 
(Joseph,^ Roberto and Ehzabeth (Gunn); m. (2) Roger* Per- 
kins, b. at New Haven 25 Mar. 1704, d. at Derby in 1751, s. of 
John' (John,'' Edward^ and Sarah (Warner). He m. (2) Mary 
, who d. at Oxford 2 July 1789. Child by first husband: 

1. Daniel, b. 3 Apr. 1727; m. at Waterbury, 9 Oct. 1748, Eliza- 
beth Hale, dau. of Samuel and Judith (Hodge); eight children, 
including Sarah, b. 4 Sept. 1753, m. 11 May 1780 Daniel Wooster 
(9, v). Children by second husband:* 2. Ithiel, h. 10 Jan. 1733/4; 
d. at Fair Haven, Vt., in Feb. 1826; m. 26 Oct. 1767 Esther 
(Chatfield) Fox, b. 21 Aug. 1734, dau. of John and Ehzabeth 
(Johnson) Chatfield and widow of Benjamin Fox; four children. 
3. Mary, 4. Annay bapt. 9 July 1738 (Congregational Church 
records); d. in 1753. 5. Damaris. 6. Ann. 

12. V. Samuel, b. 17 Apr. 1706. 

vi. Damaris, b. 20 Feb. 1707/8; m. (1) 13 Dec. 1727 Eleazer* Haw- 
kins, b. 27 Nov. 1706, d. in 1734, s. of Joseph' (Joseph,* Robert^) 
and Elizabeth (Gunn); m. (2) before 1743, as his second wife, 
Noah Durand, b. 27 Aug. 1707, s. of John and Ehzabeth (Bryan). 
Children by first husband: 1. Lois, b. 5 July 1728; d. 29 Aug. 
1822; m. 21 Jan. 1746/7 Thomas Wooster (21). 2. Robert, of 
New Milford, b. 15 Oct. 1729; m. (1) Rebecca** Bowers, b. 8 July 
1729, d. 25 Aug. 1756, dau. of Samuel* (Samuel,' John,* George^) 
and Sarah (Carrington) ; m. (2) 3 Jan. 1758 Rachel Baldwin. 
3. Lieut. SamiLel, of Oxford, m. 16 Mar. 1758 Sarah* Smith, b. 
1 July 1738, dau. of Jonah' (Andrew,* Nicholas^ and Grace 
(Riggs). 4. Zadoc, of Oxford, m. 4 Aug. 1754 Lydia' Wilmot, 
b. 23 July 1734, dau. of William* (Thomas,' William,* Benjamin^) 
and Lydia (Perkins). Children by second husband: 5. Noah, 
m. 12 Aug. 1772 Ruth Foote. 6. Abigail. 7. Mercy, b. 8 May 
1748; m. 13 Dec. 1772 Ezra Foote. 
vii. Henry, b. 19 Feb. 1709/10. His son, Henry, was living in 18101- 
viii. Arthur, b. 26 Mar. 1713; d. at Oxford 6 Aug. 1796; m. Sarah 
Baldwin, who d. 12 July 1796, dau. of Nathan and Ehzabeth. 
He was appointed ensign of Capt. Elihu Hall's company in the 
expedition against Canada, in June 1746. Children: 1. A son,* 
bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 13 Oct. lV54: d. young. 

2. A^'a/Aan, t bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 18 Aug. 1760; 
d. s.p. at Oxford 22 Dec. 1808, aged 48 (gravestone); m. 

•Roger Perkins had two children by his second wife, Mary, viz., Sarah (born in 1748) and Eunice 
(born in 1749). The diary of a grandson of Roger is said to contain the statement that Roger's 
first wife was Ann, daughter of Ithiel Russell. This is disproved by several records, including a 
deed from Timothy Wooster to his son-in-law Roger Perkins (Derby Deeds, vol. 5, p. 510). 

tNathan Wooster's estate (excepting dower) was distributed in 1810 to his surviving first cous- 
ins on both sides. Those mentioned on his father's side were: (1) Walter, son of Timothy Wooster; 
(2) Aner and Naomi, daughters of Eleazer Wooster; (3) Joseph, Anna, and Sarah, children of 
Samuel Wooster; (4) Henry, son of Henry Wooster; (5) Robert and Lois, children of Damaris 
Durand by her first marriage, she being then Damaris Hawkins, and Abigail, Mercy, and'Noah, 
children of Damaris Durand by her second marriage; (6) children (unnamed) of Anne Perkins. 
(New Haven Probate Records, vol. 27, p. 167.) 

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Ruth , who d. about 1821.* 

ix. Eleazer, b. 16 Oct. 1715; d. at Bethlehem 12 Sept. 1807, aged 

94 [sic]; m. Deborah . He and his wife Deborah were 

dismissed from the church in Oxford to the church in Goshen in 
1770. Children, recorded at Oxford: 1. Lurana,* bapt. 24 [obliter- 
ated] 1747. 2. Naomi, bapt. 28 May 1749. 

X. Peter, of Oxford, d. about 1760; m. 14 June 1754 Martha Smith, 
who d. 1 Feb. 1804, having m. (2) 3 Sept. 1767 Ezekiel Perry. 
Peter Wooster served in the French and Indian War, being 
corporal of the Seventh Company, Fourth Connecticut Regiment, 
from 12 Sept. to 19 Oct. 1755, sergeant of the same company 
from 19 Oct. 1755, and ensign of the Fourth Company, Second 
Regiment, in 1758. He was wounded, scalped, and left for dead 
on 8 Aug. 1758.t He was second lieutenant of the Eleventh 
Company, Second Regiment, in 1759, and first lieutenant of the 
First Company, Third Regiment, in 1760. In his will, dated 
6 July 1759 and proved in Jan. 1761, he names his wife Martha 
and nis brothers Arthur and Eleazer. In 1767 Ezekiel Perry- 
was appointed guardian to Peter Wooster's dau. Martha. Child: 
1. Martha,* b. about 1760 and bapt. at Oxford 11 Dec. 1761; m. 
Abel Clark. On 11 Apr. 1780 Abel Clark and wife Martha, late 
of Stratford, now resident in Derby, conveyed land in Oxford in- 
herited from their father, Peter Wooster, deceased (Derby Deeds, 
vol. 11, p. 235). 

5. Capt. Abraham^ Wooster (Edward^), of Stratford, baptized 
at Milford 16 Mar. 1672/3, died 1 Sept. 174[3], aged 70 
(gravestone in Episcopal churchyard, Stratford). He married, 
22 Nov. 1699, Mary Walker. 

In May 1717 he was appointed ensign and in May 1728 
captain of the trainband in the parish of Ripton in Stratford. 
In his will, dated 31 Aug. 1739 and proved 29 Sept. 1743, he 
named his wife Mary, his sons Joseph and David, and his 
daughters Sarah Heminway, Mary Harrison, Hannah Wooster, 
and Ann Wooster. 

Orcutt's "History of Derby" (p. 782) states that Abraham 
Wooster resided at Stratford until about 1719, that he was 
hving at Derby as early as 1722, and that he was still resident 
in Derby in July 1743, when he conveyed land to Abraham 
Wooster, Jr. A careful consideration of all the facts makes 
it certain that the deed of July 1743 was drawn by Abraham' 
(16), q.v., to the latter's nephew Abraham* (24), and the 
evidence is adequate to prove that Capt. Abraham Wooster, 
from the time of his marriage until his death, resided continu- 
ously at Stratford. As a result of Orcutt's mistake the sub- 
sequent biographies of Gen. David Wooster, son of Capt. 
Abraham, erroneously state that David spent his boyhood 
in Derby, and Dexter's ''Yale Biographies" calls David son 
of Abraham of Derby. 

Children,t born at Stratford: 

*Vxde infra, 18, iii, footnote. 

tHe was granted £40 by the Connecticut Assembly as recompense for injuries received at the 
battle of Wood Creek, when six musket balls were shot through him, and, in addition to receiving 
nine blows on the head with a hatchet, he was scalped and stripped. 

tOrcutt's History of Derby, p. 782, gives the date of Abraham Wooster's marriage as 1697 
instead of 1699, and inserts a fictitious Abraham (whom it identifies with No. 16 of this article) 
as the eldest child. The correct date of marriage (1699) is given in Cothren'a History of Wood- 
bury, vol. 3, p. 688, and the compiler of this article has personally verified it by reference to the 



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i. RuTH,« b. 26 Sept. 1700; d. young. 

13. ii. Joseph, b. 16 Jan. 1702/3. • 

iii. Sarah, b. 2 Apr. 1705; d. s.p.; m. (1) 16 Aug. 1726 Serqt. 

Charles' Johnson of Derby, b. 29 Dec. 1696, d. 30 Oct. 1738, s. of 

Ebenezer' (Peter^) and Hannah; m. (2), as his second wife, Rev. 

Jacob' Hemingway of East Haven, b. 6 Dec. 1683, d. 7 Oct. 

1754, s. of Samuel* (Ralph^) and Sarah (Cooper). 
iv. Mary, b. 3 Apr. 1707; d. 4 Feb. 1791; m. 1 Jan. 1728/9 David 

Harrison of Northford, b. 7 Feb. 1702/3, d. 21 Mar. 1767. 

Four children, for whom see Register, vol. 70, p. 72. 
v. Hannah, b. 23 Feb. 1708/9. 

14. vi. David, b. 2 Mar. 1710/11. 

vii. Ann, m. Corpl. Thomas* Robinson of East Haven, b. 7 Apr. 
1723, d. in the military service 16 Oct. 1760, s. of Thomas' (Jacob^ 
and Hannah (Howe). Children:* 1. Abraham, b. 19 June 1751. 
2. Hannah, b. 18 Sept. 1753. 3. David, b. 23 May 1756; probably 
bur. 23 Dec. 1776, aged 21 (Trinity Church Register, New BLaven). 

0. Sylvester^ Wooster (Edward^), of Derby, died 16 Nov. 1712. 

He married Susanna , who married secondly, 30 Nov. 

1713, Samuel Washburn,t born at Stratford 5 Mar. 1670/1, 
died at Derby in 1724, son of Hope and Mary (Stiles), and 
thirdly, in 1724, Northrop. 

The probate records give the names and ages of Sylvester's 
children, early in 1714, as Moses, 13, Tabitha, 11, Sam", 8, 
Nath", 5, Sylvester, 2, and Susanna, 7 months. In Feb. 
1724 the widow was called Susanna Wooster alias Washborne, 
in Dec. 1724 Susanna Northrop, lately Washborne. 

Children : 

15. i. Moses,* b. about 1701. 

16. ii. Abraham,! b. about 1702. 

iii. Tabitha, b. about 1704; m. 29 Jan. 1723/4 Abel* Holbrook of 
Southbury, s. of Abel* (Richard^ and Hannah (Merwin). 

iv. Samuel, b. about 1706; d. before 1748; m. (1) 22 May 1725 Hannah 
Johnson, § b. at Stratford 3 Apr. 1699, dau. of George and 
Hannah (Dorman); m. (2) Alice Wooster (2, v). Child by 
first wife: 1. Sarah,* b. 28 Nov. 1725; m. John* Chatfield, b. 5 
June 1724, d. 4 Oct. 1759, s. of John* (John,* George^ and EUza- 
beth (Johnson) ; five children. 

17. V. Nathaniel, b. about 1709, 

vi. Sylvester, b. about 1711; m. 20 Feb. 1737/8 Mercy* Hine, dau. 

original record. The Wooster Genealogy, p. 27, erroneously states that the eldest son was Abraham, 
born in 1698, and that the latter waa father of Edward, born in 1734 (whom it identifies with 
No. 11, iii, of this article). 

•Dodd's East Haven Register, p. 145, erroneously calls the mother of Corpl. Thomas Robinson 
Anna Harrison, states that he married Anna Wooster, and assigns to him eight children who were 
actually the children of his uncle, Eliakim Robinson. 

tSuflanna had two children by Samuel Washburn, vie., Mary and Samuel. The latter wa« 
born 4 May 1717, married 19 May 1741 Sarah Beach, and died in the military service 24 Oct. 
1760. 

JHis name is omitted in the above-mentioned probate list, presumably through an oversight. 
His parentage, though not conclusively proved, is indicated by several deeds. On 16 Mar. 1731 
Moses, Abraham, and Nathaniel Wooster of Derby conveyed undivided land, of which Moses 
owned a two-seventh share, Abraham a one-seventh share, and Nathaniel a one-seventh share 
(Derby Deeds, vol. 4, p. 36). On 16 July 1743 Abraham Wooster Snr of Derby conveyed to Abra- 
ham Wooster Junr of sd Derby now Resident in Stratford land at Quaker Farms {Oxford] "laid 
out on ye List of Silvester Wooster Late of sd Derby Deceast" (Derby Deeds, vol. 5, p. 52). On 
18 Jan. 1748 Abraham Wooster of Waterbury conveyed land at Quaker Farms "Laid out in ye 
Right of Silvester Wooster Deceased and was SamU Woosters Deceased his part of sd Land and 
bought by me of sd Wooster" (Derby Deeds, vol. 5, p. 422). 

JHer brother, John Johnson, dying without issue, his estate was distributed in 1767 to hi« 
brothers and sisters or their heirs, including Sarah Chatfield, daughter of his sister Hannah Wooster 
(Fairfield Probate Records, vol. 18, p. 43). 



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of Stephen^ (Stephen,^ Thomas^) and Mercy (Wheeler). Children 
(record incomplete): 1. Hannah,* b. 10 May 1739. 2. Lois, b. 
17 Feb. 1740/1. 3. Mercy, b. 28 Mar. 1745. 4. RiUh, b. 15 Aug. 
1749; d. s.p. 5. Anna, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 26 
May 1754; m. at Southbury, 7 Sept. 1773, Joseph Holbrook. 
6. Kuth, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 11 Feb. 1759. 
vii. Susanna (posthumous), b. 23 July 1713; m. 10 Apr. 1731 Abraham* 
PiERSON, b. 28 July 1707, d. in 1781, s. of Abraham* (Stephen^) 
and Sarah. 

7. Lieut. Jonas^ Wooster (Edward^), of Stratford, where he re- 

sided in the parish of Ripton (afterwards the town of Hunting- 
ton), married Jane Nichols, probably daughter of Benjamin 
of Stratford, of whose estate Jonas was administrator in 1719. 
In 1773 her three sons, John Wooster of Stratford, Jonas 
Wooster of Milford, and Benjamin Wooster of Litchfield, 
joined a large number of other Nichols heirs in a suit before 
the Superior Court for the recovery of certain lands. 

Jonas Wooster was confirmed as ensign of the trainband 
at Ripton in May 1728 and as lieutenant of the same company 
in Oct. 1740. He first bought land in Litchfield in 1731. His 
brother Timothy also acquired property there, which he con- 
veyed in 1747 to his "sons Arthur and Peter," they in turn 
conveying it, in 1748, to their "uncle Lieu*-. Jonah Wooster 
of Ripton in Stratford." Jonas conveyed his Litchfield prop- 
erty, 7 Oct. 1752, to his "son Benj* Wooster of Stratford," 
and Benjamin removed thither.* 

Children : 

i. Jonas,' tailor, b. 6 Jan. 1716 [? 1715/161; <!• at Washington after 
1785 ;t m. Abigail Newton, b. about 1712 and bapt. at Milford 
16 Sept. 1716, d. at Washington 20 Oct. 1798, dau. of Ezekiel 
and Abigail (Briscoe). He settled in Milford prior to 3 Jan. 
1737/8, when he purchased property there. Child: 1. Abigail,* 
b. about 1735; d. 1 Aug. 1771, aged 36 (gravestone at Washing- 
ton, which calls her "only child of Jonas and Abigail Wooster"); 
m. Capt. Jonathan Farrand,t who d. 19 Sept. 1812, aged 84, 
having m. (2) Rebecca Powell. 

18. ii. John, b. 27 Jan. 1721/2. 

19. iii. Benjamin. 

8. Ebenezer^ Wooster (Edward^), of Stratford and Stamford, 

baptized at Milford 5 Aug. 1688, is possibly the Ebenezer 
who died at Stamford in Jan. 1765, the administratrix of 
whose estate was Mary Wooster. He married Margaret 
Sawtell, daughter of Zechariah of Groton. 

He removed from Stratford to Stamford in 1717, convey- 
ing his property in Stratford to Jonas Wooster (Stratford 
Deeds, vol. 2, p. 43 lA). 

•Litchfield Deeds, vol. 2, pp. 9, 160, 440, and vol. 4, pp. 237, 306, 446. 

tProbably in 1795. Milford Deeds call Jonas of Milford in 1781 but of Washington in 1784 
and 1785. The Washington records published in Cothren's History of Woodbury, vol. 3, give 
the death of a John Wooster in 1795. Jonas is the only Wooster known to have resided at Wash- 
ington at that time, and it is likely that this "John" is a misprint or misreading of the name "Jonas." 

tCapt. Jonathan and Abigail (Wooster) Farrand had three children: 1. Abigail, died 28 Aug. 
1805. aged 48; married 23 Nov. 1779 Hon. Daniel Nathaniel Brinsmade, B. A. (Yale. 1772), M. A, 
{ib., 1775); their son was Gen. Daniel B. Brinsmade, born 15 Oct. 1782, died 3 Nov. 1862, father- 
in-law of Frederick W. Gunn, the founder of The Gunnery, a boys' preparatory school at Wash- 
ington. 2. Esther, died 16 Jan. 1840, aged 87; married 15 Nov. 1779 Simeon Mitchell. 3. John, 
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Children (record incomplete) : 

i. Henry,' b. 27 May 1712; m. Sarah Waterbury. Cliild,* recorded 

at Stamford: 1. William,*' b. 5 Mar. 1749/50. 
ii. Zechariah, b. 17 Mar. 1713/14; d. 27 June 1715. 
iii. Ebenezer, b. 5 Jan. 1715/16. 
iv. John (probably s. of Ebenezer), of Stamford, m. 20 July 1757 

Elizabeth Holly. Children, recorded at Stamford: 1. John* 

b. 1 Apr. 1759. 2. Paul, b. 12 Apr. 1761. 

9. Thomas' Wooster {Thomas,^ Edward^), of Derby, born 18 
Feb. 1691/2, died 2 Feb. 1777, aged 85 (gravestone). He 
married, 25 Dec. 1718, Sarah'^ Hawkins, bom 23 May 1695, 
died 10 Dec. 1785, aged 92 [sic], daughter of Joseph' (Joseph,^ 
Robert^ and Ehzabeth (Gunn). 
Children : 

20. i. JoHN,< b. 22 Dec. 1710. 

ii. Ruth, b. 30 Mar. 1722; d. in 1794; m. 6 Dec. 1738 Dan» Davis, 
b. 10 Jan. 1709/10, d. about 1792, s. of John* (John*) and Sarah 
(Chatfield). Children: 1. Naomi, b. 1 Jan. 1742/3; d. in Mar. 
1818; m. (1) 28 Feb. 1768 Dr. Josiah Canfield, b. 31 Dec. 1738, 
d. 11 Feb. 1778; m. (2) her second cousin, Benjamin Davis, b. 

I Mar. 1742/3, d. in 1817. 2. Dan (twin), b. 17 Sept. 1745; d. 
before his father ; probably m. Hannah (Gunn) Smith, widow of 
Edward Smith, who m. (3) Jeremiah Gillet (3, ii, 6). 3. Reuben 

(twin), b. 17 Sept. 1745; d. in 1815; m. Anna . ^. Sarah, b. 1 

Nov. 1747; m. Henry Tomlinson, Jr., b. 20 Oct. 1752. 5. Alice, 
b. 20 Feb. 1753; d. young. 6. Ithiel, b. 15 Feb. 1756; of "Brior 

Island," Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, in 1798 (Derby Deeds, vol. 
16, p. 98). 7. Alice, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 4 June 
1758; d. at Seymour 25 Mar. 1847, aged 89 (gravestone) ; m. 20 Dec. 
1778 Nathaniel Holbrook, b. 1 Oct. 1758, d. 23 May 1828, aged 
70 (ib.). 8. Isaac (for proof of parentage see Derby Deeds, vol. 
13, p. 346), of New York State in 1799 (Derby Deeds, vol. 15, 
p. 338). 

21. iJi. Thomas, b. 11 Oct. 1724. 

iv. Phebe, b. 4 Mar. 1726/7; m. 9 Dec. 1747 Samuel' Harger, b. 

II Mar. 1722/3, s. of Jabez* (JabezO and Ann (Gilbert). Children: 
1. Ebenezer, b. 2 Mar. 1747/8; m. Sarah Hine. 2. Edward, b. 
15 Feb. 1749/5 _»; d. in 1814; m. (1) 9 Sept. 1771 Sarah Washburn 
m. (2) 16 Aug. 1780 Susanna Dickinson of Stratford. 3. Eliza- 
beth, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 29 Mar. 1752; m. 8 
May 1771 Jabez Twitchell. 4. Patience, b. 20 May 1754; m. at 
Woodbridge, 19 May 1776, Michael Clark. 5. Joseph, bapt. at 
St. James's Church, Derby, 17 Apr. 1757. 6. Anna, b. 30 May 
1760; m. 9 June 1779 James Dorman. 7. Naomi, b. 13 June 
1767. 8, Philo, b. 16 Sept. 1769; m. Deborah Clark. 

V. Daniel, b. 14 July 1729; d. 3 Apr. 1807, aged 78 (gravestone in 
Episcopal churchyard, Derby); m. 11 May 1780 Sarah Haw- 
kins, b. 4 Sept. 1753, d. 13 Oct. 1790, dau. of Daniel (4, iv, 1). 
He served in 1757, in the French and Indian War, as a private 
in Captain Woodruff's miUtia. Children: 1. Isaac,^ b. 24 July 
1781. 2. Apame, b. 26 Dec. 1782; d. at Palermo, N. Y., 24 Mar. 
1861; m. Nichols Moss. 3. Roine [Irene], b. 11 Nov. 1784. 4. 
Daniel, b. 14 Mar. 1786; the "Wooster Genealogy," p. 23, states 
that he d. at Racine, Wis., and gives his children. 5. Sally, h. 

•The compiler regrets that he has been unable to inspect the deeds and probate records of thia 
branch of the family. Henry and his brothers probably had more children then appear in the text. 
A Henry Wooster served in 1762 as a private under Captain Hait of Stamford. Stamford Regis- 
tration, by E. B. Huntington (Stamford, 1874). p. 137, gives the family of an Ebenezer Wooster 
who died 10 July 1802. He married 15 Nov. 1789 Elizabeth Waterbury, and had children born 
as follows: John W., 1 July 1790; James, 3 June 1792; Ebeneier, 29 Mar. 1794; Henry, 15 Jan. 
1796; Mary, 14 Aug. 1798 (died 29 July 1799). 



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20 Apr. 1788. 6. Joseph, b. 22 Mar. 1790; d. 14 June 1790. 
vi. Joseph, b. 30 June 1732; d. 13 Aug. 1751. 

22. vii. David, b. 5 Jan. 1734/5. 

23. viii. Henry, bapt. in the Congregational Church, Derby, 8 M^ty 1737. 

10. Timothy^ Wooster {Timothy,'^ Edward^), of Derby, was born 

29 Dec. 1699. He married first, 18 Aug. 1727, Abigail* 
Harger, born 2 July 1706, died 23 Sept. 1736, daughter of 
Abraham^ (Jabez^) and Hannah (Riggs); and secondly, 22 
Mar. 1736/7, Sarah (Carrington) Bowers, born at New 
Haven 4 Dec. 1708, died 23 Oct. 1749, daughter of Peter 
and Anna (Wilmot) Carrington and widow of Samuel Bowers.* 
Children by first wife: 

i. Jabez,* of Bridgewater,t b. 15 Oct. 1728; d. in 1794; m. (1) Susanna 

; m. (2) Freelove Oviatt, bapt. at Milford 9 Nov. 1735, 

dau. of John and Susanna (Hine). She survived her husband. 
He served in 1758 and 1759, in the French and Indian War, as 
a private in the Second Connecticut Regiment, and was appointed 
ensign of the Third Company in Woodbury in Oct. 1769. Child 
by first wife: 1. Susanna,^ bapt. in the Congregational Church, 
Derby, 4 Apr. 1756; m. 18 July 1775 Daniel Bristol. Children, 
probably by second wife: 2. Peter, bapt. in the Congregational 
Church, Roxbury, 1 Aug. 1762; d. in 1798; m. 16 Jan. 1787 Betsey 
Canfield; his family is given in Orcutt's "History of New Mil- 
ford," p. 801 ; cf . also p. 879. 3. Jabez, bapt. in the Congregational 
Church, Roxbury, 14 Apr. 1765; d. 23 Aug. 1771. 4. Isaac 
(twin), bapt. in the Congregational Church, Roxbury, 11 Feb. 
1768; had two females in his family in the Census of 1790. 5. 
Abigail (twin), bapt. in the Congregational Church, Roxbury, 
11 Feb. 1768; d. 18 Feb. 1849; m. 4 May 1787 Benjamin Mead. 

ii. Dorcas, b. in Apr. 1731; d. in Apr. 1737. 

ill. Abigail, b. 18 Aug. 1736. 

Children by second wife: 

iv. Dorcas, b. 25 Mar. 1738. 

V. Edward, b. 18 Feb. 1739/40; d. 15 Oct. 1746. 

vi. Jesse, b. 4 May 1743. He served in the campaign of 1762, in the 

French and Indian War, as a private in the Third Company, 

Second Connecticut Regiment, 
vii. Walter, of Naugatuck, b. 7 July 1745; d. 21 July 1829; m. 15 

Nov. 1780 Ursula Beebe, b. 9 Jan. 1761, dau. of Ira and Jemima 

(Hickox). He served in the Revolutionary War, 1777-1780. 

His family is given in the New York Genealogical and Biographical 

Record, vol. 31, pp. 43-46. 
viii. Edward, b. 28 Sept. 1747. 
ix, Joseph, bapt. in the Congregational Church, Derby, 15 July 1750. 

11. Edward' Wooster (Timothy,^ Edward^), of Derby, born 17 

Sept. 1702, died in 1732. He married at Stratford, 7 Feb. 
1723/4, Elizabeth Watkins, born in Aug. 1702, died 2 
Mar. 1738, daughter of Joseph, j She married secondly Thomas 
Harvey of Fairfield, and the births of her children Naomi 

•Her only child by Samuel Bowers was Rebecca, born 8 July 1729, who married Robert Haw- 
kins (4, vi, 2). The New York Genealogical and Bioffraphical Record, vol. 31, p. 42, erroneously 
states that Timothy's second wife was Sarah Bowers, 'only child of Samuel and Ruth (Wooster). 
Cf. supra, 1, vii. 

fBridgewater, at that time a part of New Milford, lies midway between the latter town and 
Roxbury, where four children of Jabez were baptized. 

JOn 29 Aug. 1727 Edward Wooster and his wife Elizabeth conveyed land inherited from *'fath«r 
Joseph Watkins Sr." (Stratford Deeds, vol. 4, p. 92.) 



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and Edward are entered in the register of the Greenfield Hill 
Parish. 
Children : 

i. Naomi/ b. 31 Dec. 1724; d. at Oxford 17 May 1773, aged 48; m, 
15 Dec. 1746 John Bassett, b. 15 Feb. 1721/2, d.'S May 1801, 
who m. (2) Sarah (Gunn) (Thompson) Johnson, p. 15 Feb. 
1731/2, d. 3 May 1804, dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah (Wheeler) 
Gunn and widow of Jabez Thompson and David Johnson. 

ii. Grace, b. at Derby 15 Feb. 1726/7; probably d. before the records 
of the births of her sister and brother were entered at Greenfield 
HHl. 

iii. Edward,* b. in Apr. 1732; d. in Albany County, N. Y., 28 Nov. 
1812; m. at Derby, 30 June 1760, Sarah Judd, dau. of Rev. 
Reuben. On 20 Feb. 1750/1, described as "a minor of Stratford," 
he chose Capt. Joseph Wooster (13) as his guardian (Fairfield 
Probate Records, vol. 4, p. 179). He served in the French and 
Indian War, in 1755, as a private, in 1756, as sergeant of Colonel 
Wooster's company, in 1757 as sergeant in Captain Woodruff's 
mihtia, and in 1758 as sergeant major under Colonel Wooster. 
In Mar. 1760 he was appointed ensign. Children, bapt. at St. 
James's Church, Derby: 1. Edward,^ bapt. 20 Dec. 1761; d. s.p. 
at York, Canada, 14 Aug. 1808. 2. Reuben Jndd, of South Car- 
olina, bapt. 19 Mar. 1766. 3. David, bapt. 31 May 1767; d. 8 
Apr. 1813; m. Lydia Stuart. 4. Sarah, b. about 1769; d. 29 Oct. 
1855; m. Samuel Gavett. 5. Hezekiah Calvin, a Methodist 
preacher, b. 20 May 1771; d. s.p. 2 Nov. 1798. 6. John, a Metho- 
dist preacher, b. 27 Jan. 1774; d. at Jasper, N. Y., 28 Aug. 1825; 
m. 27 Nov. 1806 Sally Wright. 7. William, b. about 1775; d. 
s.p. in Albany County, N. Y., 5 Mar. 1831. 8. Clarintha, probably 
the "dau." who was bapt. 19 Nov. 1777; m. John Hagaman. 

12. Samuel^ Wooster (Timothy,^ Edward^), of Oxford, born 17 

Apr. 1706, died 16 Sept. 1776, aged 70 (gravestone). He 

married, 28 Oct. 1731, Ann^ Moss, who died 14 Sept. 1791,t 

aged 81 (gravestone), daughter of William"*' (Mercy, ^ John^).t 

Children : 

i. Elisha,* b. 5 July 1732; d. unm. 17 Apr. 1797. He served in the 
French and Indian War as a private in the Seventh Company, 
Fourth Connecticut Regiment, in 1755, as corporal in the same 
company in 1756, and for eighteen days in 1757 as a private in 
Captain Woodruff's militia. He bequeathed his entire estate by 
win to his "nephew Abel Waters," having previously (on 26 
Apr. 1788) given two deeds of property at Quaker's Farm [Oxford] 
to "Abel Waters son of Hannah Oatman wijfe of Samuel Oatman" 
(Derby Deeds, vol. 11, p. 242, and vol. 12, p. 347). 

ii. Deborah, d. at Oxford 3 Jan. 1786; m. David Fabriqub. 

iii. Ann, b. about 1741; d. s.p. in 1815, aged 74; m. after 23 Nov. 1772, 
as his second wife, Elnathan Lake of Oxford, who d. in 1814, 
aged 75. § 

•The Wooster Genealogy makes this Edward the son of a fictitious Abraham and grandson of 
Abraham (5). Since this is the line of the compiler of that publication, the later descendants of 
Edward are probably correctly set forth therein (pp. 30-39). 

fBy church record 17 Sept. 1790. Administration on her estate was granted 29 Sept. 1790. 

JThe Morse Genealogy, by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt (New York, 1903), Part I, 
Section 5, p. 12, correctly places Ann as daughter of Sergt. William Moss, but gives her birth date 
as 28 Oct. 1731, this being actually the date of her marriage. Her age at death would place her 
birth four years prior to her father's marriage to Abigail (Nichols) Riggs, and it is practically cer- 
tain that she was his child by a former wife, whose identity has not been discovered. 

§0n 3 May 1784 Elisha and Joseph Wooster conveyed land, to their "sisters Anne wife of 
Elnathan Lake and Sarah Wooster" (Derby Deeds, vol. 11, p. 144). Ann's marriage occurred 
after 23 Nov. 1772, the date of her father's will. Elnathan Lake's first wife was Amy Lum, born 
7 Mar. 1734/5. The will of Ann Lake, dated 29 Apr. 1815, left her estate to Elisha Oatman of 
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iv. Joseph, b. about 1743; d. 18 Dec. 1819, aged 76 (gravestone at 
Oxford); m. 22 Jan. 1772 Hannah Woodruff, who d. 11 Dec. 
1835, aged 80 (ib.). Children: 1. Pollij,^ b. about 1773; d. 7 Mar. 
1777. 2. David, b. 1 Dec. 1774; d. 15 Jan. 1778. 3. Joseph, h. 

11 Dec. 1776; d. 27 May 1856; m. Elizabeth A. . 4. David, 

bapt. 14 June 1778; m. 24 Dec. 1801 Joanna Stilson of Newtown. 
5. Polly, m. Philo Sperry. 6. LiLcy, b. about 1782; d. 3 Dec. 1782. 
7. SiLsanna, m. 18 Jan. 1801 Jabez Prindle, 8. Sheldon, b. 25 
Aug. 1785; d. 19 Feb. 1862; m. (1) 31 Dec. 1805 Sally Hull; m. 

(2) Lucy Ann . 9. Ruth Ann, bapt. 5 May 1787; m. Elijah 

Sherman. 10. Nathan, bapt. 27 July 1788. 11. Samuel, b. about 
1789; d. 8 July 1872; m. Priscilla Wilhams. 12. Russell, bapt. 
3 July 1791; m. 15 Nov. 1820 Avis Burr. 13. Sarah, bapt. 28 
Oct. 1792; m. Stephen Turner. 14. Hannah, bapt. 8 Oct. 1794; 
m. Ira Sherman. 

V. Hannah, bapt. 26 Oct. 1746; d. 24 Sept. 1791: m. 12 Apr. 1769 
Samuel Oatman. Prior to her marriage she had a son by Abel 
Waters, viz., Abel Waters, of Oxford, b. in 1767, m. 25 Dec. 1788 
Ruth Curtis of Stratford. 

vi. Micah, bapt. 28 [obliterated] 1749; d. s.p. 

vii. Eunice, bapt. 19 May 1751; m. 20 Apr. 1774 Alexander Sperry. 

viii. Sarah, bapt. 7 July 1754; living unm. in 1784; d. after 1828; it was 
probably this Sarah who m. at Oxford, 8 Dec. 1796, as his second 
wife, David* Wooding, b. about 1736, d. 10 June 1797, s. of 
Joseph' (Jeremiah,' William^) and Sarah (Dorman). 

13. Col. Joseph^ Wooster (Abraham,'^ Edward^), of Stratford, 

bom at Stratford 16 Jan. 1702/3, died 30 Dec. 1791, aged 89 
(gravestone in Episcopal churchyard). He married, in Dec. 
1751, Lucy Nichols, who died 18 Oct. 1760, aged 32 (ih.), 
daughter of Theophilus and Sarah (Curtis). 

He was appointed heutenant of the troop of the Fourth 
Regiment in May 1743, captain in May 1744, served as cap- 
tain of a company of foot in the expedition against Canada, 
in June 1746, was appointed major of the Third Regiment 
for the expedition against Crown Point, in Aug. 1755, and 
served as deputy for Stratford at two terms of the Connecti- 
cut Assembly, in 1756, being then called colonel. 

Child:* 

i. Col. Joseph Lucius,* of Huntington and New Haven, B. A. (Yale, 
1781), b. 26 Oct. 1760; d. 20 July 1796, aged 35 (gravestone at 
New Haven); m. 28 Feb. 1794 Elizabeth Beers, who d. 24 
July 1820, aged 53, dau. of Isaac and Mary (Mansfield). He was 
an attorney at law and a colonel in the militia. Child: 1. Eliza- 
beth Lucia,'' b. 24 May 1795; d. 30 Aug. 1821; m. 12 Nov. 1817 
Rev. Eleazer Thompson Fitch, B. A. (Yale, 1810), M. A. (i6., 
1817), D. D. (University of Pennsylvania, 1828), b. 1 Jan. 1791, 
d. 31 Jan. 1871, s. of Nathaniel and Mary (Thompson). f 

14. Gen. David^ Wooster {Abraham,'^ Edward^), of New Haven, 

B. A. (Yale, 1738), M. A. {ib., 1741), born at Stratford 2 
Mar. 1710/11, died at Danbury 2 May 1777, aged 66 (grave- 
stone), of wounds received near Ridgefield. He married, 6 
Mar. 1745/6, Mary Clap, bom at Windham 25 Apr. 1729, 

•The Wooster Genealogy erroneously states (p. 40) that Joseph* Wooster had sons Abel, 
Isaac, Jabez, and David. The New Y ork Genealogical and Bioffraphical Record, vol. 31, p. 39, fol- 
lowing an erroneous suggestion made in Orcutt's History of Stratford, states that Joseph by a 
former marriage had a son Benjamin, who married Anne Judson. This Benjamin (19) was in reality 
a son of Jonas Wooster (8), q.v. 

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died 6 June 1807, aged 78 (gravestone), daughter of Thomas 
Clap, A. B. (Harvard, 1722), A. M. {ib., 1725), President of 
Yale College, 1740-1766, and his wife Mary (Whiting). 

In 1745 he was captain of a militia company that served 
at Cape Breton. Going to England with a batch of prisoners, 
he received a commission as captain in the British Regular 
Army. Having become imbued while abroad with the prin- 
ciples of Freemasonry, in 1750 he organized the first lodge of 
Freemasons in Connecticut. In 1756 he served as colonel 
of the Second Connecticut Regiment in the expedition against 
Crown Point, in 1757 as deputy to the Assembly, and from 
1758 to 1760 with the militia again. Thereafter he occupied 
himself with mercantile pursuits, and was appointed collector 
of customs for the port of New Haven. 

At the outbreak of the War of the Revolution he was com- 
missioned major general of the Connecticut MiUtia, and in 
June 1775 ranked third among the eight brigadier generals 
appointed by the Continental Congress. After seeing active 
service in the campaign against Canada, he resigned his 
federal commission and was appointed, in Oct. 1776, major 
general and commander in chief of the Connecticut Militia. 
At the burning of Danbury he went to the relief of that town 
with inferior forces, and was mortally wounded on 27 Apr. 
1777. He died insolvent, having paid his troops with his 
personal funds; and the destruction of his papers by the 
British in July 1779 made it impossible for his family to recover 
the sums which he had advanced. 

Children : 

i. Mary,* b. 21 Jan. 1746/7; d. 20 Oct. 1748. 

ii. Thomas, B. A. (Yale, 1768), M. A. (Yale and Princeton, 1771), b. 
30 July 1751; d. in 1792 on a voyage to New Orleans; m. in Feb. 
1777 Lydia Sheldon of New York, N. Y. In Oct. 1776 he served 
as aid-de-camp to his father. He was commissioned captain 
23 Feb. 1777, and retired 6 Apr. 1779. He was an original mem- 
ber of the Society of the Cincinnati. Seven children.* 

iii. Mary, b. 2 June 1753; d. 16 Jan. 1754. 

iv. Mary, b. 21 Oct. 1755; m. 6 Oct. 1774 Rev. John Cosins Ogden, 
A. B. (College of New Jersey, 1770), A. M. (ib.). Three children, 
all of whom d. s.p. 

15. MosES^ Wooster {Sylvester,^ Edward^), of Derby, born about 

1701, died prior to 5 Oct. 1741, when administration on his 

estate was granted to his widow Mary, who was appointed 

guardian to the six younger children. He married, 5 Apr. 

1720, Mary^ Hawkins, born 1 Apr. 1700, daughter of Joseph' 

(Joseph, 2 Robert^) and EUzabeth (Gunn). She married 

secondly, 28 Oct. 1744, Lieut. Samuel Knowles of Southbury, 

born 30 Apr. 1691, died 8 Mar. 1772. 

Children : 

24. i. Abraham.* 

ii. Abigail, m. at Southbury 7 June 1749 Thomas Knowles. 

*Some of his descendants are given in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 
vol. 31, pp. 40, 41. One son, Charles Whiting* Wooster, was commissioned in 1829 rear admiral 
in the Chilean Navy. 



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iii. Rachel, probably the Rachel Wooster who had a child Dorcas, 
bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 13 Oct. 1751. 

iv, Miriam, m. at Southbury 20 June 1752 Gideon* Bristol, b. at 
Newtown 2 Apr. 1725, d. at Sandgate, Vt., 3 Mar. 1795, s. of 
Joseph' (John,* HenryO and Sarah (Smith). 

V. Moses, of New Concord, N. Y.,* in 1770, of Canaan, N. Y., in 
1790, m. 20 June 1759 Mindwell* Chatfield, b. 9 Sept. 1735, 
dau. of Ebenezer* (John,' George^) and Abigail (Prindle). He 
served in the French and Indian War as a private in the cam- 
paigns of 1755, 1757, 1758, and 1761. Children (record incom- 
plete) : 1. Lemuel,^ b. at Derby 23 June 1760; of Canaan, N. Y., in 
1790. 2. Ebenezer, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 29 Sept. 
1765. 3. Moses, of Canaan, N. Y., in 1790. 4. Mindwell, bapt. at 
St. James's Church, Great Harrington, Mass., 1 July 1770. 5. 
Charity, bapt. at St. James's Church, Great Harrington, Mass., 
12 Jan. 1772.t 

25. vi. Henry. 

26. vii. Elijah. 

16. Abraham' Wooster (Sylvester ^'^ Edward^) y of Derby, born about 
1702, removed to Waterbury between 1743 and 1748. He 
married Martha* Hull,! born in 1698, daughter of John* 
(John,^ Richard^) and Mary (Merwin). 
Children, born at Derby: 

i. Wait,* b. 22 Apr. 1732; d. in 1770; m. 9 Mar. 1758 Phebe* Warner, 
b. 6 Feb. 1735/6, dau, of Samuel' (Thoma^,» John^ and Sarah 
(Scott). He served in the French and Indian War as a private 
in the campaigns of 1755 and 1757. Children, born at Water- 
bury: 1. Mose^ (twin), b. 21 Dec. 1758; served in Captain Dick- 
inson's company, Continental Regiment, in 1776; enlisted in 1777 
for three years; taken prisoner 16 Jan. 1780; discharged 19 Dec. 
1780; detached from "Conn. Line" to serve in Armand's cavalry 
in Nov. 1781. 2. Hinman (twin), b. 21 Dec. 1758; enlisted in 
1777 for the duration of the War; deserted 29 Jan. 1781. 3. 
Mary, b. 21 Dec. 1760. 4. Rev. Benjamin, B. A. (Yale, 1790), 
M. A. iih., 1793), b. 29 Oct. 1762; d. at Fairfield, Vt., 18 Dec. 
1840; m. (1) Sarah Harris, who d. 19 Oct. 1824, aged 51, dau. of 
Capt. Israel; m. (2) in Jan. 1825 Sally Cooper of Sheldon, Vt., 
who d. 8 Feb. 1866, aged 86; enlisted in 1777 for three years in 
the "Conn. Line"; licensed to preach in May 1792; ordained at 
Cornwall, Vt., 23 Feb. 1797, and installed at Fairfield, Vt., 24 
July 1805; labored for many years as a missionary; in 1814 
raised and led a company of Vermont volunteers to the battle of 
Plattsburgh.§ 5. Wail, b. 28 Oct. 1764; of Waterbury in 1790; 
removed to Cornwall, Vt. 6. Abraham, b. 28 July 1770. 

ii. Mary, b. 10 May 1733. 

iii. Hinman, b. 26 Apr. 1735; served as a private in 1756, in the French 
and Indian War. 

iv. Miles, b. 10 June 1738; of Waterbury in 1790. 

v. Abraham, b. 20 Sept. 1740; m. Rebecca Atkins. He served in 
1755 in the same company with his brother Wait. He settled 
near Chicopee River, Mass., whence he removed to New York 

•He was chosen clerk of the parish at a vestry meeting 8 Apr. 1771, and clerk and one of the 
wardens on 19 Apr. 1772. 

tAnother child was probably Charity, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 1 Mar. 1778, a 
record which would imply that Moses returned from New Concord to Derby before settling in 
Canaan, N. Y 

JAbraham and Martha Wooster of Waterbury joined with other Hull heirs in 1754 in convey- 
ing land "distributed to us from the estate of our brother John Hull of Derby deceased" (Derby 
Deeds, vol. 6, p. 305). The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. 31, p. 39, errone- 
ously states that Abraham married (1) Sarah Marchant and (2) Martha Hull. 

{Further details are given in the excellent biography in Hemenway's Vermont Historical 
Gaietteer, vol. 2, pp. 193-196. 



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State. Children:* 1. Hinman,^ of Salisbury, N. Y., b. 10 Dec. 
1767; d. 10 June 1844; m, Rosanna Cook. 2. Daniel, of Batavia, 
N. Y. 3. Rev. David, of Batavia, N. Y. 4. Judge Sherman, of 
Newport, N. Y. 5. Lyman Atkins, b. about 1778; d. 18 Feb. 
1827 ;.m. Lydia Hall. 

17. Nathaniel^ Wooster {Sylvester,^ Edward^), of Oxford, born 

about 1709, died in 1779. He married Margaret Kirby,! 
who died about 1780, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Plumb). 

In his will, dated 13 Jan. 1779 and proved in May 1779, 
Nathaniel Wooster named his wife Margit, his sons Samuel 
and Abel, and his daughters Susannah Davis (and her child 
Susannah Pattah), Lois Perkins, and Ester Gordon. The 
estate was insolvent, Reuben Perkins, Wm. Gorden, and John 
Cornish being among the creditors. The estate of Margaret 
Wooster was distributed in 1780 to Sam^, Abel, and Sylvester 
Wooster, Hester Gorden, Susannah Cornish, and Lois Perkins. 

In May 1747 he was convicted, with Samuel Weed and 
Daniel Tucker, of "counterfeiting the bills of publick credit 
in this Colony," the penalty being corporal punishment and 
the forfeiture of his entire estate. 

Children : 

i. Susanna,* bapt. in the Congregational Church, Derby, 28 Mar. 

1736; m. (1) — Davis ;t m. (2) at New Haven, 3 Sept. 1779, 

as his second wife, John Cornish, who removed from New Haven 
to Derby and d. in the autumn of 17945. 
27. ii. Samuel. 

iii. Abel, ra. PhebeH Twitchell, b. 19 May 1744, dau. of Joseph and 
Elizabeth (Tomlinson). He served in the French and Indian 
War as a private, in the campaign of 1760. Children (record 
incomplete): 1. Isaac,'' bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 
9 July 1767; m. at Oxford, 30 Mar. 1791, Mary Ann Perry, and 
had a son Enos,' b. at Oxford 17 Nov. 1794. 2. Josiah, bapt. 
16 Oct. 1769. 3. Abel.^ 4. Joel, bapt. 3 Aug. 1783. 

iv. Sylvester, m. at Southbury, 4. Jan. 1770, Mary Strong. The 
Census of 1790, which locates him at Southbury, indicates that 
he had a large family. A son, Am/}s,^ was bapt. at St. James's 
Church, Derby, 23 Dec. 1770. 

V. Lois, bapt. at Derby in June 1747 (records of Christ Church, Strat- 
ford) ; m. Reuben Perkins. 

vi. Jerusha, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, in Jan. 1748/9; d. 
young. » 

vii. Ephraim, bapt. 27 Jan. 1750/1 ; d. young. 

viii. Esther, bapt. 27 May 1753; m. William Gordon of Bristol. 

18. JoHN^ Wooster (Jonas, '^ Edward^), of Huntington, born 27 

Jan. 1721/2, died in 1797. He married, 9 Nov. 1752, Abigail 
Blackman, who died in 1811, aged 82. 

•Some descendants are given in the Wooster Genealogy, p. 47, and in the Neu> York Genealogical 
and Biographical Record, vol. 31, p. 39. 

fHer identity is proved by probate records and by deeds to Plumb land in Milford. In Sej- 
mour Past and Present, p. 604, she is erroneously called Margaret Harger. 

Jin Seymour Past and Present, p. 604, it is stated that she married Daniel Davis, a statement 
which is almost certainly incorrect. It is more probable that her husband was the John Davia 
who had a daughter (unnamed) baptized at St. James's Church in Apr. 1772. 

§The first wife of John Cornish was Harmah (Ailing) Brown, born 26 Apr. 1722, died 27 Jun« 
1773, daughter of Roger and Ruth Ailing and widow of Timothy Brown. 

HElieabeth, according to Seymour Past and Present, which omits Abel's children. 

^Perhaps the Abel Wooster who married Huldah Swezey and died in Boston in 1828 (Wooster 
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Children,* recorded at Stratford: 

i. Joseph/ b. 2 Oct. 1753; m. Charity . He served as sergeant 

in Captain Birdsey's company, Connecticut Militia, in 1777, and 
was a captain in the militia after the War. Children: 1. David,^ 
bapt. 4 May 1777. 2. Anna, bapt. 7 May 1780. 3. Polly, bapt. 

10 June 1781. 4. Betsey, bapt. 18 Apr. 1784. 5. Melissa, bapt. 

20 Sept. 1789. 

ii. Ephraim, b. 27 Apr. 1755; m. 6 Dec. 1776 Elizabeth Ann Mills. 
He served as corporal in the Eighth Company, Fifth Regiment, 
Connecticut Militia, in 1775, and as sergeant of Captain Bird- 
sey's volunteer company in July 1779, and was a lieutenant in 
the militia after the War. Children: 1. Abby Betty,^ha,pt. 16 Nov. 
1777. 2. Eliza Ann, bapt. 26 Dec. 1779. 3. Ephraim, bapt. 

21 Oct. 1781. 4. Articretia, bapt. 18 Apr. 1784. 5. Philo Mills, 
bapt. 19 Feb. 1786. 6. Laura, bapt. 13 July 1788. 7. Sylvester, 
bapt. 27 June 1790. 8. Julia, bapt. 2 Aug. 1795. 9. Adeline, 
bapt. 4 Feb. 1798. 

iii. Nathan, B. A. (Yale, 1781), M. A. {ib., 1784), f b. 4 Aug. 1757; d. 
in 1796; m. 24 May 1781 Diantha Blackman. He served in 
Captain Yeats's company, Connecticut Militia, in 1777, and in 
Captain Nichols's company in 1779. Children: 1. Hepsy,^ bapt. 

11 Dec. 1783. 2. Nathan, bapt. 28 Aug. 1785. 3. Mary, bapt. 
14 Oct. 1787. 4. Sally, bapt. 29 May 1790. 5. Lemme, bapt. 20 
Nov. 1791. 6. Pamela, bapt. 14 Sept. 1794. 

iv. Abigail, b. 8 Mar. 1759; m. in 1778 Nathaniel Lewis. 

V. Elam, b. 13 Oct. 1764; m. Abitha . Children: 1. Jennet,* 

bapt. 7 July 1793. 2. Joseph Lends, bapt. 27 Aug. 1797. 
vi, John, b. 14 Nov. 1768; d. 11 Jan. 1826; m. 24 Aug. 1791 Elizabeth 

Beard, b. 17 May 1771, d. at Clinton, Mich., 3 Oct. 1863, dau. 

of Samuel and Elizabeth (Wheeler). Children :t 1. Roswell,* 

bapt. 17 Mar. 1792. 2. Joel, bapt. 7 June 1795. 

19. Ensign Benjamin^ Wooster (Jonas,^ Edward^), of Litchfield, 
married at Stratford, 10 Sept. 1752, Anna Judson. 

He was appointed ensign of the trainband at Litchfield in 
May 177L 
Children : 

i. Ephraim,* of Charlotte, Vt., b. 3 Aug. 1753; m. Abigail Lyman. 
He served in Major Sheldon's Light Horse in 1776 and in Captain 
Seymour's company in July 1779 (Tryon's invasion). Children :§ 

1. Eleanor,^ b, 3 Aug. 1783; m. Harrington. 2. Lyman, 

b. 10 Oct. 1785. 3. Frances, b.'2 Feb. 1788; m. Krappen. 

ii. Thankful, m. 3 Feb. 1773 Charles McNeil. 

iii. Lemuel, of Litchfield, b. about 1757; d. 1 Oct. 1832, aged 75 (grave- 
stone); m. (1) in Jan. 1782 Rebecca Gillet, b. 26 Oct. 1764, d. 
2 Dec. 1786, dau. of Charles and Jerusha (Jewett) of Sharon; 
m. (2) 20 July 1789|| Levina (Beard) Judson, b. 19 Dec. 1760, 

•This branch has not been traced further. The grandchildren of John' Wooster were baptized 
at the Ck)ngregational Church, Huntington. As the records of this church have not appeared in 
print, these baptisms, prior to 1800, are given in the text. The births of a few of the grandchildren 
were recorded at Stratford and may be found in Orcutt's history of that town. 

tDexter's Yale Biographies states that it was this Nathan Wooster who was graduated at 
Yale. An historical sketch of Oxford, however, written in 1876 and published in Sharpe's Oxford 
» Sketches and Records, Part II, pp. 161 et seq., contains the following statement: "Nathan, 
a son of Arthur Wooster, was a graduate from Yale College. He was educated with the intention 
of being a clergyman of the Church of England. He lived and died on his farm at Quaker Farms 
[Oxford]." The same statement may also be found in Orcutt's History of Derby, p. 238. In view 
of these irreconcilable accounts, it is possible that the Yale graduate was No. 4, viii, 2, of this 
article. 

tA complete record of children is given in the Beard Genealogy, 1915. 

JFrom the Wooster Genealogy, p. 44, which also gives the grandchildren. 

IBy a Litchfield record published in Woodruff's Litchfield Residents; by the Beard Genealogy 
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d. 11 Nov. 1831, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Wheeler) Beard 
and widow of Lewis Judson, He served as trumpeter in 1779 
(Tryon's invasion), and was a pensioner in 1832. Children by 
first wife: 1. Clarissa,^ b. 13 Nov. 1782. 2. Jeremiah, b. 21 Feb. 
1785. 3. Henry, b. 25 Nov. 1786. Children by second wife: 4. 
Rebecca, b. 17 Apr. 1791. 5. Lewis, b. 13 Apr. 1793. 6. Anna, 

b. 17 Mar. 1795; m. Pease. 7. Col. Lyman, b. 9 Mar. 

1798; d. at Mamence, 111., 23 Dec. 1873. 8. Harriet, b. 23 Aug. 
1800. 9. Judson, b. 13 May 1803; d. 14 Dec. 1827. 10. Fanny, 
h. 9 Oct. 1806. 

20. Capt. John* Wooster {Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Edward^), of Sey- 
mour, born 22 Dec. 1719, died 2 Aug. 1804, aged 84 (grave- 
stone). He married, 18 June 1746, Eunice^ Hull, born 19 
Nov. 1727, died 17 Nov. 1799, aged 74 [sic] (gravestone), 
daughter of Samuel'' (Joseph,^ John,^ Richard^) and Anna 
(Riggs). 

He was appointed ensign of the Thirteenth Company, 
Second Regiment, in May 1760, Heu tenant of the same com- 
pany in May 1764, and captain in Oct. 1767. He served as 
deputy for Derby in the Connecticut Assembly for eleven 
consecutive sessions, from May 1771 to Apr. 1775. In 1774 
he was justice of the peace. 

The will of John Wooster, Esq., dated 1 Nov. 1797 and 
proved 20 Aug. 1804, names his wife Eunice, his sons John 
and Abijah, and his daughters Hannah Davis, Eunice Wash- 
bond, Anor Holbrook, Ruth Wooster, and Ehzabeth Ann 
Loveland. 

Children : 
i. Anne,5 b^ 13 Apr. 1747; d. 3 Aug. 1751. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. 26 Nov. 1748; d. 8 Aug. 1751. 
iii. Hannah, b. 8 July 1750; d. young.* 

iv. John, b. 11 Oct. 1752; d. 16 Mar. 1756, aged 4 (gravestone). f 
V. Anne, b. 13 Nov. 1754; d. in 1831; m. 3 June 1779 Philo"^ Hoir- 
BROOK, b. 23 Nov. 1756, d. 1 Apr. 1813, aged 57 (gravestone at 
Seymour), s. of John* (John,^ Abel,^ Richard^ and Esther (Nichols). 
Children: 1. Sarah, b. 11 Aug. 1780; d. s.p. 2. Eunice, b. 15 Jan. 
1782; d. s.p. 3. Sabra, b. 2 May 1784; m. (1) 8 Apr. 1802 Ebenezer 
Riggs; m. (2) Curtis Linsley. 4. Abijah, h. 2 May 1786. 
vi. Eunice, b. about 1756; d. 19 Feb. 1823, aged 67; m. (1) David 
Wheeler, b. 14 May 1754, d. about 1776, s. of Capt. James 
and Sarah (Johnson); m. (2) Bowers^ Washburn, b. 18 June 
1745, d. 24 Nov. 1817, s. of Ephraim* (William,' t?tde supra, 1, x) 
and Miriam (Bowers). Children by first husband: 1. Charity, b. 
about 1774; m. about 1788 Thomas Riggs (proved by New Haven 
Probate Records, vol. 16, p. 574). 2. Anah, bapt. at St. James's 
Church, Derby, 29 Sept. 1776; d. 6 Feb. 1819, aged 43 (grave- 
stone at "East Farms," Waterbury); m. at Waterbury, 5 May 
1795, Edmund Austin. Children by second husband: 3. Polly, 
bapt. 4 Oct. 1778; d. 23 Oct. 1864, aged 85 (gravestone at Sey- 
mour); m. (1) David Lum; m. (2) James Beardsley. 4. Nancy, 
bapt. 10 Feb. 1782; d. 31 Oct. 1852, aged 71 (gravestone at Sey- 
mour); m. at Oxford, 27 Feb. 1799, Levi Riggs. 
vii. Hannah, b. 14 Sept. 1758; m. Daniel* Davis, b. 20 Mar. 1745/6, 
d. 20 Mar. 1822, aged 74 [sic], s. of Nathan' (Samuel,^ John^) 

•In Seymour Past and Present the second Hannah ia omitted, and it is stated that this child 
married Daniel Davis. 

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and Eunice (Tomlinson). John Wooster conveyed to daughter 
Hannah, wife of Daniel Davis, 16 Apr. 1787 (Derby Deeds, vol. 
11, p. 264).* ^ y > 

viii. Ruth, b. 26 Jan. 1761; living in 1797. 

ix. John, b. 31 May 1763; d. at Seymour 27 Oct. 1822, aged 60 (grave- 
stone); m. Elizabeth* Washburn, bapt. 27 Oct. 1765, d. 10 
Mar. 1836, aged 71 (ib.), dau. of John" (John,* William,* vide 
supra, 1, x) and Experience (Osborn). Shem. (2) 10 June 1829 
Joseph Hawkins. Children: 1. Nancy, ^ bapt. at St. James's 
Church, Derby, 27 Feb. 1785; d. s.p.; m. Samuel Wire. 2. John 
Washburn, bapt. 28 June 1789; removed to Illinois; m. Betsey 
Chatfield, dau. of Gideon* (John,* vide supra, 6, iv, 1) and 
Betsey (Jones). For children see "Wooster Genealogy," p. 24. 3. 
Nathan, m. Mary Ann Nettleton. 4. Clark, major general of the 
Connecticut MiUtia, b. 29 July 1797; d. 30 Nov. 1871; his three 
marriages and descendants are given in "Seymour Past and Pres- 
ent," p. 601. 

X. Elizabeth Ann, m. Truman Loveland. 

xi. Abijah, bapt. 4 June 1769; d. 15 Dec. 1815, aged 46 (gravestone 
at Seymour); m. Clarissa Washburn Moore of Danbury. 
His descendants are given in "Seymour Past and Present," p. 601. 

31. Thomas^ Wooster (Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Edward^), of Oxford, 
born 11 Oct. 1724, died 9 Dec. 1798. He married, 21 Jan. 
1746/7, Lois Hawkins (4, vi, 1), born 5 July 1728, died 29 
Aug. 1822. 

Thomas Wooster, in his will (on file, but not recorded), 
bequeathed to his wife Lois, his eldest sons Ebenezer and 
Thomas, his four daughters Sarah, Anna, Lois, and Susana, 
his granddaughter Urana Hide, his grandsons Andrew and 
Eleazer Welton, and his youngest son Joseph ("lands in Coos 
in Vermont"). The will of Lois Wooster, dated 29 Oct. 1816 
and proved 16 Sept. 1822, bequeathed to her son Joseph, her 
grandchildren Thomas Bishop Wooster, Hawkins Clark, Sarah 
wife of Hiram Osborn, Urana wife of Solomon Hinman, and 
Leman Wooster, and to the Episcopal Church. 

Children, t baptized at St. James's Church, Derby: 

i. Sarah,5 b. 2 Feb. 1748/9 and bapt. 12 Mar. 1748/9; d. young. 

ii. Ebenezer, bapt. 2 Dec. 1750; d. s.p. in 1800; m. 3 Jan. 1774 Ruth' 
Hawkins, b. 22 June 1754, d. 20 Oct. 1840, dau. of Zachariah* 
(Joseph,' Joseph,' Robert^) and Mary (Tomlinson). She m. (2) 
9 Dec. 1801 Phinehas Terrell. Distribution of Ebenezer Wooster's 
estate was made to the brothers and sisters or their heirs. 

iii. Elizabeth, bapt. 10 Dec. 1752; m. 17 Dec. 1772 Moses Welton, 
b. at Waterbury 25 June 1749, s. of EUakim and Eunice (Bron- 
son). Children: 1. Andrew, b. 29 Jan. 1774. 2. Eleazer, b. 26 
Jan. 1776. 

iv. Sarah, bapt. 22 Dec. 1754; m. Daniel Finch of Oxford, s. of 
Daniel and Jerusha (Bartholomew) of Wolcott. 

V. Joseph, bapt. 17 July 1757; d. young. 

vi. Thomas, bapt. 25 Feb. 1759; d. at Waterbury in 1800; m. Eliza- 
beth . Administration on his estate was granted 22 July 

1800 to the widow and to Daniel Candee of Oxford. The ages 
of the children are given when guardians were appointed, the 

•Daniel Davis had the following children recorded at St. James's Church, Derby, but it is not 
•ertain that Hannah Wooster was their mother: 1. Rowena^born 15 Nov. 1772; died 26 May 1823; 
married 28 Feb. 1791 Samuel Sanford. 2. Abigail, baptized 20 Nov. 1774. 3. Eunice, probably 
the "child" baptized 4 Aug. 1776. 4. Daniel, baptized 2 May 1779; died 12 Mar. 1837; married 
Amelia Lounsbury. 5. Cyrus, baptized 8 Aug. 1784. 

fin Seymour Past and Present, pp. 601-602, it is erroneously stated that the children were 
Sskrah, who married Hiram Osborn, Joseph, Urana, Solomon, and Lemon. 



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guardians being the widow, Daniel Candee, and Benjamin Brad- 
ley. (Waterbury Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 177, and vol. 1, 
p. 551). Children: 1. Thomas Bishop,^ b. 27 Dec. 1788; d. 23 

Apr. 1864 (gravestone at Middlebury) ; m. Lennora , who 

d. 30 July 1873, aged 81 (ib.). 2. Enos, b. about 1790. 3. Ludnda, 
h. 18 Dec. 1791; d. 4 Dec. 1877; m. Joseph Munson. 4. Fanny, 
b. about 1794. 5. Larman, b. about 1796; d. s.p. at Oxford about 
1817. 6. Joseph Alva, b. about 1798. 7. Elizabeth Anna, b. about 
1801. 

vii. Anna, bapt. 20 Mar. 1761; m. 7 Mar. 1786 Reuben* Hawkins of 
Oxford, later of Maidstone, Vt., b. at New Milford 5 Feb. 1765, 
s. of Zadoc' (4, vi, 4). Child (illegitimate): Urana Hyde, bapt. 
17 June 1781; m, Solomon Hinman. 

viii. Joseph, bapt. 26 June 1763; removed to Vermont. 

ix. Eleazer, bapt. 19 May 1766; d. young. 

X. Lois, bapt. 14 Aug. 1768; m. Joseph Clark. 

xi. Susanna. 

xii. Lucy,* bapt. 5 June 1774. 

^2. David^ Wooster {Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Edward^), of Waterbury, 
born 5 Jan. 1734/5, died at Naugatuck 14 Jan. 1812, aged 77, 
He married first Mary^ Gunn, born 12 Jan. 1729/30, died 
5 Oct. 1761, daughter of Nathaniel (Abel,^ Jobamah,^ Jasper^) 
and Sarah (Wheeler); and secondly, 7 Jau. 1762, Ann^ Dog- 
little, born at WalUngford 16 Feb. 1739/40, died at Nauga- 
tuck 7 July 1819, aged 79, daughter of Thomas' (John,* 
Abraham^) and Hannah (Fenn). 
Children by first wife if 

i. Patience," bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 27 May 1753; 

d. unm. at Naugatuck 22 Dec. 1835. t 
ii. Amy, b. at Derby 9 Dec. 1754; m. Joseph Beers. 
iii. David, b. at Waterbury 21 Dec. 1756; d. in Feb. 1757. 
iv. Mart, b. 10 Mar. 1760; d. s.p, in June 1796. 
V. Eunice, b. 22 July 1761; m. Larrabeb. 

Children by second wife: 

vi. David, b. 2 Nov. 1762. 

vii. Hannah, b. 16 Oct. 1764; m. Silas Lewis. 

viii. Anna, b. 22 Sept. 1766; d. 28 Sept. 1766. 

ix. Anna, t- 24 Dec. 1767; d. unm. at Naugatuck 8 June 1807, aged 40. 

X. Phebe, b. 2 Mar. 1770; m. John Burton. 

xi. Rebecca, b. 10 May 1772; d. 4 Oct. 1855, aged 84 (Tuttle Genealogy, 
p. 566) ; m. Aaron Tuttle. 

xii. Sybil (twin), b. 31 Aug. 1774; d. 18 July 1843, aged 69 (gravestone 
at Hamden) ; m. Amasa Tuttle. 

riii. Daniel (twin), b. 31 Aug. 1774; d. 27 June 1860, aged 86 (grave- 
stone at Middlebury); m. 4 Nov. 1792 Ruth Wheeler, who d. 
22 Nov. 1841, aged 73 (ib.), dau. of Obadiah. He was a Method- 
ist preacher. Descendants are given in the "Wooster Genealogy." 

liv. Naomi, b. 16 June 1776; m. Enos Osborn. 

IV. Ruth (twin), b. 27 June 1778; d. 19 Jan. 1868, aged 90 (gravestone 
at Woodbury); m. John Manville. 

xvi. James Doolittle (twin), b. 27 June 1778. 

xvii. Abigail, b. 27 June 1780; m. Jared Sanford. 

23. Henrt* Wooster (Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Edward^), of Seymour, 

•Perhaps the Lucy who married at Oxford, 24 Apr. 1793, Winthrop Bagley of Southbury; 
but she evidently died a.p. before her father. 

fNathaniel Gunn of Waterbury, in hia will dated 21 May 1767 and proved 7 Nov. 1769, be- 
queathed to his grandchildren Patience, Mary, Eunice, and Ama Wooster (Woodbury Probate 
Records, vol. 6, p. 170). 

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baptized in the Congregational Church, Derby, 8 May 1737, 
died 30 May 1815, aged 79 (gravestone). He married, 24 
Jan. 1762, Elizabeth Twitchell, born 7 Dec. 1742, died 
23 Sept. 1786, aged 43, daughter of John and Ann (Harger). 

He served through the French and Indian War, from 1756 
to 1762, as a private in the First Company, Second Connecti- 
cut Regiment. The Henry Wooster who served as a private 
from 1777 to 1780 in the "Connecticut Line" and in 1781 in 
Colonel Canfield's militia at West Point was either this man 
or his son. 

Children: 

i. Henry,^ of Seymour, b. 25 Oct. 1762; d. 11 Feb. 1824, aged 62 

(gravestone); m. Rebecca .* Children: 1. Abigail,^ b. 

28 June 1789; d. 6 Aug. 1837; m. Ebenezer Clinton (cf. Register, 
vol. 69, p. 199). 2. William, b. 26 Apr. 1791; d. at West Haven 
2 Nov. 1870, aged 90 [sic]; m. 3 Sept. 1812 Sarah Clinton; their 
descendants are given in "Seymour Past and Present," p. 602. 

11. Enoch, b. 7 May 1765; d. 8 Dec. 1785, aged 21. 

Hi. Abigail, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 8 Apr. 1767. 

Iv. Agnes, bapt. 10 Sept. 1769. 

V. A CHILD, bapt. 25 Nov. 1773. 

vi. Betsey, b. 26 July 1778; d. 22 Apr. 1832, aged 55 (gravestone); 
m. Maxwell Bryson, a sea captain. Child (illegitimate) : Henry 
Wooster, sea captain, b. before his mother's marriage; d. 12 Nov. 
1842, aged 42; m. Harriet Riggs; his children are given In "Sey- 
mour Past and Present," p. 605. 

vii. Anne, b. 10 Nov. 1781; d. 6 June 1808, aged 26 (gravestone). 

24. Abraham'* Wooster {Moses,^ Sylvester,'^ Edward^) is described 

in 1743 as "of Derby now Resident in Stratford," and settled 
in Oxford after his marriage. He married at Stratford, in 
Jan. 1754, Rachel Marchant, baptized at Stratford 30 June 
1728, daughter of Hallet and Sarah (Beardsley.)t 
Children (record probably incomplete) : 

1. Moses,* of Bethlehem, Mass., bapt. In the Congregational Church, 
Oxford, 6 Apr. 1757; m. Obedience* Hitchcock, b. at Walling- 
ford 8 Oct. 1761, dau. of Titus* (John,^ John,^ Matthias^) and 
Hannah (Munson). 

ii. Marchant, of Seymour, bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 29 

Apr. 1759; m. Abigail , who d. 18 Dec. 1832, aged 78 

(gravestone at Seymour). He served as a private in one cam- 
paign under Colonel Webb in 1776, later joined the British and 
was imprisoned, but was released in 1778 and "allowed to return 
home to his father" upon taking the oath of fidelity. On 2 Jan. 
1780 he enlisted for three years in the "Connecticut Lme." Three 
children were baptized at St. James's Church, Derby, viz., 
William Duncan in Oct. 1782 and two others (unnamed) on 1 
Feb. 1787. 

ill. HuLDAH, bapt. at St, James's Church, Derby, 30 Nov. 1766. 

25. Henry^ Wooster (Moses,^ Sylvester,^ Edward^) died aboiit 

•In Seymour Past and Present it is stated (p. 602) that Henry5 Wooster's wife was Sarah, 
probably daughter of Samuel and Abigail (Chatfield) Hazelton, and that she died 14 Oct. 1830. 
Derby records, at the birth of the first child of Henry,' call his wife Rebecca. 

tThomas Beardsley of Huntington, in his will dated in 1769, bequeathed to his grandchildren 
Rachel Wooster, Elisha Baldwin, and Sarah Baldwin. Sarah Beardsley, born 24 Mar. 1709/10, 
married (1) Hallet Marchant, who died in 1732; and (2) in 1738 Jacob Baldwin. Orcutt's History 
of Stratford, followed therein by the Beardsley Genealogy, erroneously states that this Sarah 
Beardsley married in 1741 Ichabod Lewis. 









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1820. He married first, at Woodbury, 30 May 1760, Mary 
(? Allen),* who died at Waterbury 29 Apr. 1772; and secondly, 
at Waterbury, 5 Jan. 1773, Mercy (Coshier) Gillet, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Coshier and widow of Shadrack Gillet (3, ii, 8).t 

Henry Wooster settled early in Woodbury, and served in 
the French and Indian War in 1758 and 1759 in two Woodbury 
companies. About 1770 he removed to Watertown, then 
the parish of Westbury in Waterbury, and shortly after 1781 
to Pawlet, Vt. In 1793 the Episcopal Convention met at 
his house and elected the first bishop of Vermont. 

Children by first wife, recorded at Woodbury : 

i. Saeah,^ b. 8 May 1761. 

ii. Ned Allen, b. 10 Dec. 1762; d. at Waterbury 30 Oct. 1772. 

iii. Phebe, b. 4 Oct. 1764. 

iv. Nathan, b. 6 May 1766. 

Children by second wife, born at Watertown : 

V. Mary, b. 5 Sept. 1773; d. 10 May 1775. 

vi. Henry, b. 14 Sept. 1774; d. in 1839; m. Dorothy Baldwin.J 
vii. Naomi, b. 20 Nov. 1777. 
viii. Mary, b. 27 Nov. 1779. 
ix. Rachel, b. 5 Oct. 1781. 

X. Amos, b. (? at Pawlet, Vt.) perhaps in 1783; d. in 1836, aged 56 
[sic]] m. Zerviah HALL.t 

26. Elijah* Wooster {Moses, ^ Sylvester,'^ Edward^), of Waterbury 
(apparently of the outlying parish of Salem, now the town of 
Naugatuck), married first, 4 Apr. 1764, Mary* Osborn, born 
at New Haven 26 Sept. 1742, daughter of DanieP (Joseph,* 
Joseph,^ Jeremiah,^ Thomas^) and Obedience ^Smith); and 
perhaps secondly, 25 Dec. 1799, being called "of Salim," 
Anna Bunnell of Oxford. 

He enUsted on 18 Apr. 1761 as a private, to serve in the 
French and Indian War, and deserted on 28 July 1761. 

Children by first wife, recorded at Waterbury: 

i. Ephraim,' b. 17 Sept. 1764; killed by the explosion of a steamboat 
boiler, 11 Sept. 1830, aged 66, and bur. in New York (gravestone 
at Seymour) ; m. Mitty (Vose) Davis (probably his second wife), 
bapt. 8 Oct. 1769, d. 21 May 1857, aged 87 (gravestone at Sey- 
mour), dau. of Adam and Rachel (Davis) Vose and widow of 
Joseph Davis. The record of his family is incomplete, but by 
his wife Mitty he had at least two children: 1. Joseph Z>.,' d. at 
New Ibeiia 26 Jan. 1832, aged 31 (gravestone). 2. Mary, d. 29 
Aug. 1805, aged 6 months (ib.). 

ii. Mary, b. 10 Dec. 1767; d. young. 

iii. Hannah, b. 27 Sept. 1769. 

iv. Mary, b. 28 Dec. 1771. 

V. Sarah, b. 9 May 1774. 
Perhaps others. 

•Her name is printed in Cothren'e History of Woodbury as Cedin, which is very doubtful. 
Her son Ned Allen was probably named for Col. Edward Allen of South Britain, a parish in the 
town of Southbury, at that time a part of Woodbury. 

tMary Coshier had three children by her first husband, Shadrack Gillet: 1. Jerusha, born 1 
Sept. 1767; baptized as 'Jerusha Wooster;" married Samuel Starke. On 20 Jan. 1788 Samuel 
and Jerusha Wooster Starke of Pawlet, Vt., conveyed land in Derby to Henry Wooster (25) of 
Pawlet, and on 15 Mar. 1788 Henry Wooster conveyed the same property to Abraham Wooster 
(24) of Derby (Derby Deeds, vol. 11, pp. 243, 244). 2. Mary, born 12 Nov. 1769; died 1 May 
1770. 3. David, born 8 Aug. 1771. 

JHollister's History of Pawlet (Albany, 1867), p. 266, gives their children. 

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27. Samuel^ Wooster {Nathaniel,^ Sylvester,'^ Edward}), of Oxford, 
married Mary Delavan, probably the ''Widow Mary 
Wooster" who died 13 Feb. 1823, aged 84. 

He served in the French and Indian War, in 1757 as a pri- 
vate in Captain Woodruff's miUtia and in 1760 in the First 
Company, Third Connecticut Regiment. 

Children, baptized at St. James's Church, Derby: 

i. Anna,6 bapt. 24 Feb. 1765. 

ii. Nathaniel, b. 25 Nov. 1766 (gravestone) and bapt. 2 Aug. 1767; 
d. 23 Nov. 1855 (gravestone); m. 5 Feb. 1788 Charity Plumb, 
b. 26 July 1767, d. 25 Dec. 1857. Children: 1. Mamre,^ b. 23 
Sept. 1788;* d. 28 Jan. 1855, aged 67; m. Divine' Chatfield, bapt. 
20 Aug. 1787, d. 24 Mar. 1860, aged 73, s. of Gideon"* (John,* 
vide supra, 6, iv, 1) and Betsey (Jones). 2. Grace, b. 9 Jan. 1791; 
m. John Smith. 3. Anna Maria, h. 13 Nov. 1793; d. 29 Oct. 
1794. 4. Bennett,\ b. in Oct. 1795; d. 1 Oct. 1883. 5. ClaHssa, b. 
4 Mar. 1798; m. Lewis Buckingham. 6. Nathan Ransom, b. 18 
Nov. 1809; m. Antoinette Bassett. 7. Marcus, b. 26 Jan. 1815; 
d. 2 July 1839. 

iii. Mary, b. 10 Dec. 1770;t d. 23 Feb. 1813; m. Jared Barthelme, 
s. of Claudius and Susanna (Plumb). 

iv. Milton, bapt. 18 July 1773. 

V. A child, bapt. in Apr. 1775. 

vi. John Delavan, of Watertown, bapt. 26 Oct. 1777; m. Anne Hitch- 
cock, § who d. 23 May 1831, aged 56, daughter of Timothy of 
Woodbridge. 

vii. Philo, of Schoharie, N. Y., bapt. 31 Oct. 1781; m. 17 May 1806 
Sally Hawkins. 

viii. Josiah, bapt. 8 Aug. 1784; m. Elizabeth Terrell. 



HENRY WITHINGTON OF DORCHESTER, MASS.', 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Frederic Scherer Withington of Des Moines, Iowa 

[Continued from page 154] 

20. William^ Withington {John,^ Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of 
Cambridge (Arlington) and Stow, born at Dorchester (Can- 
ton) 17 Oct. 1715, died at Stow 15 Oct. 1793. He married at 
Cambridge (Arlington), about 1735, Sarah Locke of Cam- 
bridge (Arlington), born at Cambridge 10 Apr. 1719, died 
at Stow 11 Aug. 1797, daughter of Francis and Ehzabeth 
(Winship). 

He was one of the original members of the church at what 
is now Arlington. He moved to Stow in 1747 and was con- 

•1789 by Oxford records; but she is undoubtedly the Manare who was baptized at St. James'a 
Church 2 Nov. 1788. 

fHis two marriages and his descendants are given in Seymour Past and Present, p. 605. 

tI771 by Bible record; but she is probably the child who was baptized at St. James's Church 
30 June 1771. 

§In her will, dated 12 Apr. 1831 and proved 10 June 1831, Anne Wooster named her husband 
John D. Wooster, "my father's estate Timothy Hitchcock of Woodbridge deceased," and threb 
daughters, viz., Sophia, wife of Calvin Leavenworth, Anne Matilda, wife of Hezekiah Bucking- 
ham, and Caroline Wooster (Waterbury Probate Records, vol. 8, p. 10). 












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stable there in 1756. He owned land in Charlestown which 
was conveyed to him by his grandfather, WilUam Russell, in 
1735. 
Children : 

i. John,' b. at Cambridge (Arlington) 29 Jan. 1736/7; d. there in 
1752. 
89. ii. Francis, b. at Cambridge (Arlington) 27 Aug. 1739. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. at Cambridge (Arlington) 20 May 1741; d. at West- 
minster 5 Mar. 1812; m. (intention recorded at Stow, 1 Dec. 
1766) Nathaniel Woodward of Westminster, b. at Tewksbury 
15 Mar. 1743, s. of John and Mary. Children (order of births 
uncertain): 1. Mary. 2. Sarah, b. 28 June 1768; d. 5 Feb. 1813; 
m. 26 Dec. 1789 Benjamin Harrington. 3. Rebecca. 4. Asa. 
5. Abelf m. Tabitha Beard. 6. John. 7. Elizabeth. 8. Jemima. 

40. iv. William, b. at Cambridge (Arlington) 16 Jan. 1744. 

41. V. Elisha (twin), b. at Cambridge (Arlington) 21 Mar. 1746. 

vi. Elijah (twin), b. at Cambridge (ArUngton) 21 Mar.1746; d., prob- 
ably unm., in Oct. 1775. He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

42. vii. Samuel, b. at Stow 30 Sept. 1748. 
viii. Martha, b. a\)out 1749; d. about 1754. 

ix. Sabah, b. at Stow 1 May 1754; d. at Leicester 12 Jan. 1820; m. (1) 
27 Jan. 1774 Silas Whitney of Ashburnham, b. at the plantation 
of Narragansett No. 2 (Westminster) 20 Oct. 1752, d. at Ash- 
burnham 14 Nov. 1798, s. of Samuel and Abigail (Fletcher); m. 
(2) in 1802 Thomas Earle of Leicester. . Children by first hus- 
band: 1. SiLsannah, h. 29 Sept. 1776; m. in Apr. 1797 Josiah 
Brown; eight children. 2. Silas, b. 1 Oct. 1779; m. Hannah Cush- 
ing. 3. Sarah, b. 1 July 1781; d. 14 June 1820; m. 27 Nov. 1800 
Capt. Caleb Wheeler. 4. Samuel, b. 20 May 1783; d. 9 May 
1837; m. 12 Aug. 1802 Abigail Wilder. 5. William, b. 5 Aug. 
1785; d. 22 July 1852; m. (1) 22 May 1808 Lucy Brooks; m. (2) 
7 May 1830 Mercy (Burgess) Bemis. 6. Ohio, b. 22 Mar. 1789; 
d. 23 Mar. 1870; m. (1) 3 Jan. 1809 Mary Bolton; m. (2) in June 
1844 Dorothy (Majniard) Brown. 7. Abigail, b. 15 May 1791; 
d. 24 Jan. 1869; m. 8 Nov. 1807 Jesse Ellis; seven children. 8. 
Nancy, b, 19 Nov. 1794; d. 27 Jan. 1871; m. 23 Apr. 1811 Laban 
Cushing; twelve children. 

X. Abigail, b, at Stow 8 Mar. 1757; m. at Harvard, 22 Jan. 1784, 
Phineas Whitcomb of Harvard, b. 7 Mar. 1763, d. after 1824, 
s. of Oliver and Sarah (Whitney). Children: 1. Lucy, b. 21 Mar. 
1786; m. 13 May 1807 Asa Houghton; one son. 2. Phineas, b. 
15 Feb. 1790; d. 7 Sept. 1791. 3. Phineas, b. 25 June 1795; d. 
31 Oct. 1804. 4. William, b. 19 Apr. 1799. 

xi. Ruth, b. at Stow 8 Mar. 1759; m. at Stow, 18 Jan, 1781, Abel Esta- 
BROOKS of Ludlow, Vt. They moved to FitzwiUiam, N. H., about 
1804. Children: 1. Nathan, b. 7 Dec. 1781. 2. Sarah, b. 6 Feb. 
1783; m. Benjamin^ Withington (85). 3. Abigail, b. 1 Feb. 1785. 
4. Arethusa, b. 8 Apr. 1787; m. Eli^ Withington (86). 5. Nancy, 
b. 25 Apr. 1789. 6. Enos, b. 2 Mar. 1791; d. 31 Oct. 1876; m. 
20 Mar. 1817 Deborah Smith. 7. Lucy, b. 9 Feb. 1793; m. 6 
Feb. 1812 William Hemenway. 8. Polly, b. 10 May 1795. 9. 
Ruth, b. 10 June 1797; m. 15 July 1817 Benjamin Mury of Bran- 
don, Vt. 10. Caroline, b. 14 Oct. 1799; d. 24 Apr. 1879; m. 2 
Apr. 1818 Samuel Ross. 11. Lovina, b. 4 Mar. 1803; d. 3 Mar. 
1875. 

43. xii. Benjamin, b. at Stow 19 June 1761. 

21. JoHN^ Withington (John,^ Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of S tough- 
ton (Canton), born at Dorchester (Canton) 7 Mar. 1716/17, 
died at Canton 16 Jan. 1798. He married first, at Stoughton 
(Canton), 22 Jan. 1745/6, Martha Wentworth, born at 



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Dorchester 23 Mar. 1716/17, died about 1748, daughter of 
John and Elizabeth (Bailey); secondly, at Stoughton (Can- 
ton), 19 Dec. 1751, Desire Liscom, born 14 Sept. 1734, 
died 19 Oct. 1776, daughter of PhiHp and Desire (Sylvester); 
and thirdly (intention recorded at Stoughton (Canton), 6 
June 1777) Hannah Tucker, who died 4 Mar. 1797. 

He was a lieutenant and captain in the Revolution. 

Child by first wife: 

i. Elizabeth,' b. 15 Feb. 1748; m. at Stoughton, 6 Aug. 1767, Samuel 
Capen, b. at Dorchester 20 Sept. 1745, d. at Canton 7 Oct. 1809, 
s. of Robert and Jane (Lyon). Children: 1. Robert, b. 1 May 
1768. 2. John, b. 11 Mar. 1770; probably m. Betsey Tucker. 

3. Olive, b. 28 Sept. 1772; m. 5 Apr. 1792 Nathaniel Wentworth. 

4. Samuel, b. 27 May 1777; d. 22 Jan. 1863. 

Children by second wife: 

ii. John, b. 29 July 1757; d. between 30 Jan. and 30 Aug. 1789; his 
intention of marriage with Persis Bellows (called in the intention 
"Pierces Bellas") of Southborough was recorded at Stoughton 
(Canton) 30 Jan. 1789, but his death soon afterwards prevented 
the marriage. She was born 13 Nov. 1771, dau. of Jotham and 
AbigaQ, and m. (intention recorded at Southborough, 30 Aug. 
1790) Thomas Graves. 

iii. Desire, b, 16 Dec. 1760; m. (intention recorded at Stoughton 
(Canton), 15 Dec. 1782) Gen. Elijah Crane, b. at Stoughton 
(Canton) 29 Aug. 1754, d. at Canton 21 Feb. 1834, s. of Thomas 
and Mary (Fenno). He seems to have married (2) 23 Sept. 1826 
Mrs. Keziah Cleaveland of Medfield. Children: 1. Elijah, b. 13 
Sept. 1786. 2. Philip, b. 26 Aug. 1788. 3. John Thomas, b. 21 
Mar. 1791. 4. Harriet, b. 26 Mar. 1793; d. 1 Mar. 1830; m. (1) 
18 Dec. 1817 Col. Bethuel Drake; m. (2) 19 Jan. 1825 Elijah 
Atherton. 5. Mary, b. 20 Jan. 1799. 6. Phineas Miller, b. 28 
Nov. 1804; d. 14 Aug. 1882; m. 10 Dec. 1833 Susan H. Dwight 
of Dedham. 

iv. Sarah, b. at Stoughton 28 June 1765; d. apparently s.p.; m. at 
Stoughton, 15 Sept. 1786, Dr. Samuel Dunbar Searles of 
Stoughton, b. at Dorchester 3 Apr. 1763, s. of John and Mary 
(Bishop). 

V. Philip, b. 6 July 1767; d. 6 Jan. 1788. 

vi. Martha, b. at Stoughton 10 Aug. 1770; m. at Stoughton, 4 July 
1790, Lemuel Smith, b. 13 Mar. 1768, d. at Stoughton 5 Nov. 
1846, s. of Asahel and Sarah (Badlam). Child: 1. Marcus, b. 
15 June 1791. 

22. Edward^ Withington {John,* Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of 
Stoughton, miller, born at Dorchester (Canton) 3 Dec. 1719, 
died at Stoughton in 1793. He married at Stoughton, 2() 
Oct. 1742, Hannah Bailey, born at Dorchester 28 Mar. 
1720, died at Stoughton in 1811, ''Aged 92," daughter of 
Edward and Hannah (Fales). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children, born at Stoughton: 

44. i. Henry Bailey," b. 4 Aug. 1743. 

ii. Edward, b. 4 Feb. 1744/5; d. 25 Jan. 1747/8. 

45. iii. Mather, b. 4 Apr. 1747. 

iv. Hannah, b. 9 Mar. 1748/9; d. at Walpole 23 Jan. 1778; m. at 
Stoughton, 1 June 1775, Charles Page of Walpole. He m. (2) , 
(intention recorded 11 Sept. 1778) Mary Wales, by whom he had 
twelve children; m. (3) 2 Apr. 1809 Ehzabeth Henry. Children: 
1. Rebecca, b. 17 Nov. 1776; m. Samuel Talbot. 2. Hannah, b. 



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23 Jan. 1778; d. 20 Feb. 1778. 

46. V. Edward, b. 31 Aug. 1751. 

47. vi. John, b. in 1753. 

48. vii. Samuel, b. in 1757. 

viii, RuAMAH, b. in 1764; d. at Canton 8 Apr. 1839; m. at Sharon, 5 
Oct. 1783, Ephraim Smith of Sharon, b. 10 Oct. 1754, s. of 
Ephraim and Elizabeth (Pierce). Children (order of births un- 
certain): 1. Elizabeth. 2. Asa. 3. Hannah, b. in 1793; d. 10 July 
1832; m. Bial Phillips. 4. William, d. young. 5. Millicent, m. 
and lived at Walpole. 

23. Ebenezer^ Withington {Ebenezer,^ Philip,^ Richard,"^ Henry^), 

of Dorchester, born at Dorchester 19 Oct. 1729, died in 1800. 
He married at Dorchester, 9 Dec. 1755, Mary Preston, 
born at Dorchester 24 Oct. 1735, died there 13 Aug. 1762, 
daughter of Capt. Daniel and Mary (Pierce). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

49. i. Mather,' b. 28 July 1757. 

ii. Mary, b. 31 Mar. 1759; d. 28 Oct. 1825; m. (1) in Boston, 3 Jan. 

1782, Samuel Barrett, s. of Samuel; m. (2) Haynes. 

Children by first husband (order of births unknown): 1. Samuel. 
2. James, d. 22 Dec. 1827. 3. Ebenezer. 

iii. Sarah, b. 9 Aug. 1760; d. at Dorchester 20 Oct. 1829; m. at Dor- 
chester, 4 Dec. 1783, Thomas Moseley, b. at Dorchester 1 June 
1759, d. there 11 Jan. 1836, s. of Thomas and Esther (Davis). 
Children: 1. Mary Preston, b. 20 Sept. 1784; d. at Dorchester 11 
Oct. 1867; m. (1) 12 Oct. 1806 Phinehas Withington (16, i, 1); 
m. (2) 20 Sept. 1827 Capt. Ebenezer Eaton. 2. Sarah, b. 17 Nov. 
1788; d. 4 July 1871; m. 26 Mar. 1809 Lewis Pierce. 3. Elizabeth, 
b. 11 Sept. 1792; d. unm. 29 June 1813. 4. Thomas Mather, b. 
in Aug. 1796; d. 19 Oct. 1877; m. 9 Jan. 1823 Jane B. Pierce. 

5. Flavel, b. 6 Mar. 1798; m. 19 Oct. 1825 Mary Ann Ockington. 

6. Elisha, b. 4 Dec. 1802; d. unm. 22 June 1832. 

50. iv. Daniel, b. 28 July 1762. 

24. Philip^ Withington {Ebenezer,* Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of 

Dorchester, born at Dorchester 3 Dec. 1731, died there in 
Sept. 1808. He married at Dorchester, 29 May 1755, Abigail 
Weeks, born at Dorchester 29 Aug. 1730, died there 9 Aug. 
1805, daughter of Joseph and Abigail (Pierce) (Withington) 
(vide supra, 9, footnote). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution, serving at Dorchester 
Heights in the siege of Boston. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Philip,' b. 11 Mar. 1756; d. unm. at Dorchester 8 June 1836. He 
is said to have been so small at birth that he could have been put 
into a quart measure. He was always small in stature, but was 
remembered as an old gentleman of much dignity. He was a 
soldier in the Revolution. 

ii. Katharine Mather, b. 12 Feb. 1758; d. unm. in Sept. 1825. 

51. iii. Joseph Weeks, b. 29 Sept. 1759. 

iv. Abigail, b. 12 Apr. 1762; d. unm. 18 Oct. 1794. 

v. Ebenezer, b. U Nov. 1763; d. s.p. at Brighton (now a part of Bos- 
ton) 8 Mar. 1845; m. at Newton, 3 May 1793, Sarah Thwing, 
b. at Newton 15 Dec. 1760, d. at Brighton 16 May 1846, dau. 
of John and Sarah (Chamberlain). 

vi. Lois, b. 25 Mar. 1766; m. (1) at Dorchester, 20 Nov. 1794, Jona- 
than Chase Freeze of Dorchester; m. (2) Carr; m. (3) 

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vii. William, b. 15 June 1769; d. 24 Jan. 1771. 

25. William^ Withington (William* Philip, ^ Richard,^ Henry^), of 

Stoughtonham (Sharon), born at Dorchester 16 July 1736, 
died at Sharon 2 Sept. 1806. He married at Stoughton, 5 
May 1763, Elizabeth^ Richards, born at Stoughton 3 May 
1740, died at Sharon 22 July 1795, daughter of Wilham* 
and Ehzabeth (Baker). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children, born at Stoughtonham (Sharon) : 

i. WiLLiAM,9 b. 14 May 1764; d. 21 Oct. 1775. 

52. ii. Nathaniel, b. 24 Mar. 1766. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. 23 Mar. 1768; d. unm. 11 May 1804. 

iv. Sarah, b. 19 June 1770; d. 25 Oct. 1775. 

V. Catharine, b. 27 Jan. 1773; d. unm. 23 May 1796. 

53. vi. William, b. 28 Feb. 1777. 

26. Philip^ Withington {William* Philip,'^ Richard,^ Henry^), of 

Stoughtonham (Sharon), born at Dorchester 24 Feb. 1737/8, 
died 7 Oct. 1797. He married at Stoughton, 19 Oct. 1762, 
Rebeckah Fuller of Stoughton, born in the South Precinct 
of Stoughton (Sharon) 22 Mar. 1742, died at Sharon 4 Jan. 
1823, daughter of Dea, Jeremiah and Hannah (Newell). 

He was a sergeant in the Revolution. 

Children, born at Stoughtonham (Sharon) : 

i. Rebeckah," b. 10 Mar. 1764; d. 22 Mar. 1764. 

ii. Hannah, b. 6 Feb. 1765; d. unm. 17 Sept. 1796. 

iii. Philip, b. 10 Feb. 1767; d. unm. 23 Sept. 1792. 
64. iv. Ebenezer, b. 29 Mar. 1769. 

V. Elijah, b. 19 Oct. 1771; d. s.p. 19 Feb. 1858; m. (1) 19 Dec. 1799 
Mart (Trow) Welch, b. at Charlestown 21 July 1758; d. in 
New York City 11 Dec. 1841, dau. of Bartholomew and Mary 
(Call) Trow and widow of Ebenezer Welch of Boston;* m. (2) 
. He was a coffee merchant in New York City. 

vi. Rebeckah, b. 24 Apr. 1774; d. at Roxbury 13 Oct. 1812; m. at 
Walpole, 26 Dec. 1799, Laban* Lewis of Canton, b. at Stoughton 
12 Apr. 1764, d. at Canton 19 July 1842, s. of James Hawkes' 
and Lydia (Pratt). He m. (2) 20 Feb. 1823 Abigail Endicott, 
b. 7 May 1771, dau. of James and Abigail (Puffer). Children: 
1. Joel, b. 5 Nov. 1800. 2. Rebecca, b. 17 Mar. 1803; m. (intention 
recorded 14 Sept. 1845) Thomas Hanscomb, widower of her sister 
Julia Ann. 3. Hannah Newell, h. 25 July 1805. 4. Julia Ann, 
b. 1 Apr. 1808; d. about 1844; m. 29 Oct. 1842 Thomas Hanscomb, 
who afterwards m. her sister Rebecca. 5. Esther, b. 9 June 1810. 

vii. Joseph (twin), b. 4 Nov. 1776; d. 27 Sept. 1778. 

viii. Deborah (twin), b. and d. 4 Nov. 1776. 

ix. Esther, b. 27 June 1779; d. 9 Mar. 1791. 
55. X. Newell, b. 22 Feb. 1782. 

27. Abiel** Withington {Ahiel* ? Joseph,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of 

Roxbury and Dorchester, baptized in the First Church at 
Dorchester in Jan. 1720/1, died at Roxbury 3 Mar. 1804. 
He married in the First Congregational Church of West Rox- 
bury (then a part of Roxbury and now a part of Boston), 4 
Oct. 1750, Mary White, who died at Dorchester 22 Jan. 
1818, "Aged 97." It is beheved that she was a daughter of 

•Ebeneter Welch, born 11 Oct. 1752, died 13 Sept. 1797, married 10 Feb. 1783 Mary Trow, 
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Eleazer* (Daniel,^ Peregrine,^ William^ and Mary (Doggett) 
White, and in that case she was born at Marshfield 23 Mar. 
1720/1. 

In Sept. 1765 judgment was obtained against Jerattmet 
[? Jerathmeel] Wheeler of Roxbury in favor of Abiel Withing- 
ton (Suffolk Deeds, lib. 105, fo. 152). Noah Clapp, in his 
Hst of strangers in Dorchester, states that Abiel Withington 
and his family came into Dorchester to live in 1771, from 
Roxbury (Register, vol. 61, page 46). 

Child: 

56. i. Abiel* (or Abel), probably b. about 1751. 

28. Joseph^ Withington (Henry, ^ Joseph,^ Richard,^ Henry^), of 

Stoughton and Palmer, born at Milton 29 Dec. 1722, 
died at Palmer 4 June 1806. He married first, at Stoughton, 
11 June 1745, Jemima Gill, born at Dorchester 29 Apr. 1722, 
died before 1798, daughter of Benjamin and Abigail (Fales); 
and secondly (intention recorded 20 Mar. 1798) Susannah 
Shaw of Brimfield, who died s.p. at Palmer 29 Nov. 1805. 

He was a soldier of the Revolution. Soon after the War he 
moved to Palmer, having bought property there 3 Apr. 1783. 

Children by first wife, born at Stoughton: 

i. Benjamin,' b. 19 Sept. 1746; probably d. young. 

ii. Rebeckah, b. 29 Nov. 1747; probably d. young. 

iii. Miriam (probably dau. of Joseph), b. about 1750; m. at Stoughton, 
19 Sept. 1771, Rev. Jedediah Adams officiating, Joseph Colson 
of Roxbury, b. at Weymouth 11 May 1748, s. of Thomas and 
Mary (Bolter). He was a soldier of the Revolution. Noah Clapp, 
in his list of strangers in Dorchester, states that Miriam With- 
ington came into Dorchester to live in 1769, from (Req- 

ISTER, vol. 61, page 46). 

iv. Jemima, b. about 1753; d. at Palmer 25 May 1829, aged 76; m. at 
Palmer, 7 Feb. 1793, Ebenezer Wadsworth, b. about 1752, 
d. at Palmer 26 Mar. 1825, aged 73. 

29. James' Withington (Hopestill,^ Richard,* John,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Dorchester 3 Jan. 1731/2, died there 20 Sept. 
1795. He married at Dorchester, 2 Dec. 1754, Elizabeth 
Searles, born at Dorchester 17 Dec. 1732, died there 16 Dec. 
1787, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Maudsley). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution, as were also his sons 
Robert, James, and John, all having records of long and dis- 
tinguished service. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Mary,7 b. 19 Dec. 1754; m. 26 May 1779 William Tilden, b. at 
Stoughton (Canton) 9 Sept. 1755, s. of Elijah and Ruth (Wads- 
worth). Children: 1. Lydia, b. 28 June 1780. 2. Benjamin, b. 
21 Feb. 1782. 

57. ii. Robert, b. 1 Feb. 1756. 

58. iii. James, b. 17 Apr. 1757. 

iv. John, b. 26 Aug. 1758; d. s.p. at Dorchester 9 July 1825; m. in 
Boston, 18 May 1790, Susannah Cushing, b. in Boston about 
1764, d. at Dorchester 8 June 1838, aged 74, dau. of Benjamin 
and Susannah (Salter).* John Withington had a long and briUiant 
record of service as a soldier in the Revolution. 

•The Cushing Genealogy states that she married (2) Solomon Bryant of Middleborough, but 
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V. Susannah, b. 9 Mar. 1760; d. s.p. at Milton 1 May 1793; m. in 
Boston, 13 Apr. 1792, Jabez Sumner, b. at Milton 2 Apr. 1759, 
d. there 11 Feb. 1812, s. of Jazaniah and Judith (Ingraham). He 
m. (2) 3 Sept. 1794 Eliza Gay, and had by her four children. 

vi. Sarah, b. 10 Oct. 1762; d. at Dorchester 22 Oct. 1831; m. in Boston, 
7 Sept. 1783, WijiLiAM Henley, Jr. Child: 1. William, b. about 
1784; d. 20 Sept. 1849, aged 65; m. 10 Nov. 1806 his second cousin, 
Elizabeth Searles Bird (31, ii, 1), b. 16 Sept. 1782, d. 15 July 
1848, dau. of Samuel and Susannah (Withington). 

vii. Salter, b. 19 Feb. 1764; m. in Boston, 15 Jan. 1786, Mary Fother- 

GiLL, perhaps dau. of Richard. No record of children.* 
. vLii. William, b. 4 Jan. 1766; perhaps m. at Watertown (intention 
recorded 11 Mar. 1810) Lydia Dana, b. at Stow 16 May 1777, 
dau. of John and Mary. 

ix. Elijah, b. 18 Oct. 1767; d. at Dorchester 29 Jan. 1832; perhaps m. 
in Boston, 17 Feb. 1805, Margaret Loverinq. No record of 
children. 

59. X. Henry, b. 18 Apr. 1771. 

60. xi. Stephen, b. 16 Jan. 1773. 

30. Thomas^ Withington (HopesHll,^ Richard,* John,^ Richard,'^ 
Henry^)f born at Dorchester 3 June 1733, died there 11 Feb. 
1821. He married first (intention, which styles him "of Castle 
WilUam," recorded at Braintree in Aug. 1757) Sarah Dyer, 
who died at Dorchester 26 Apr. 1768, perhaps daughter of 
John and Ruth (Littlefield) ; and secondly, at Dorchester, 
30 Nov. 1768, Sarah Allen, perhaps daughter of George 
and Mary (Talbot) and in that case sister of Mary Allen, 
wife of his brother, EHjah Withington (31). 

He and two of his sons, Ehjah and Thomas, were soldiers 
in the Revolution, and Ehjah was killed in action. 

Children by first wife, born at Dorchester: 

i. Elijah,^ b. 26 Nov. 1757; d. unm. 17 or 19 Sept. 1777 (killed in ac- 
tion in the Revolution). 
ii. Sarah, b. 11 Nov. 1759; d. 8 Oct. 1760. 
iii. Rhoda, b. 30 June 1761; d. 18 Sept. 1761. 

61. iv. Samuel, b. about Feb. 1763. 

62. v. Thomas, b. 13 Sept. 1764. 

vi. Sarah, b. 30 Mar. 1766; d. at Wrentham 31 Dec. 1828; m. in Boston, 
31 May 1787, Joseph Whittemorb. Children: 1. Sarah, b. 16 
Jan. 1788; d. 26 Oct. 1845; m. 5 July 1804 Elijah' Withington 
(94), q.v. 2. Joseph, b. in 1789. 3. Susannah Payson, b. in Oct. 
1790. 4. Charlotte, b. in Apr. 1792. 5. Clarissa, b. in Jan. 1794. 

vii. Nathaniel, b. 5 Mar. 1768; d. 13 Feb. 1770. 

Children by second wife, born at Dorchester: 

viii. Charlotte, b. 26 Aug. 1769; d. 12 Feb. 1770. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. 14 Dec. 1770; d. 28 Jan. 1775. 

63. X. Isaac, b. 7 Aug. 1772. 

xi. Elizabeth, b. after Jan. 1775; d. 10 Feb. 1818; m. (1) 

Allen; m. (2) at Dorchester, 9 May 1802, Barzillai Goodwin. 
Child by first husband: 1. Richard, b. at Braintree. 

31. Elijah® Withington {Hopestill,^ Richard,* John,^ Richard,^ 
Henry^), born at Dorchester 12 Jan. 1734/5, died 17 Mar. 
1778, while serving in the Revolutionary Army, ^e married 
at Dorchester, 22 May 1760, Mary Allen, born at Stough- 

•George Pierce married in Boston, 9 Oct. 1809, Mary Withington of Milton. Perhaps sha 
was the widow of Salter Withington. 



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ton 31 Mar. 1731, died at Dorchester 25 Oct. 1771, daughter 
of George and Mary (Talbot) and perhaps sister of Sarah, 
second wife of his brother, Thomas Withington (30). 
Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Mary,7 b. 24 Mar. 1761; d. at Dorchester 18 Dec. 1819; m. in Bos- 
ton, 30 Apr. 1782, Samuel Fowler, b. at Dorchester 8 Aug. 
1759, d. there 11 Dec. 1806, s. of Stephen and Ann. Children: 
1. Elizabeth, b. 3 July 1782. 2. Polly Allen, b. 19 Nov. 1784; d. 
unm. 15 Apr. 1812. 3. Hannah, b. 6 Jan. 1787. 4. Samuel, b. 
in Apr. 1789; d. 25 July 1818; m. 29 Nov. 1810 Mary King, who 
m. (2) at Milton, 11 Feb. 1823, Lemuel Withington (69), q.v., 
third cousin once removed of her first husband; one child. 5. 
Lucy Withington, b. 23 Jan. 1792. 

ii. Susannah, b. 7 July 1764; probably d. at Dorchester 20 Dec. 1834; 
m. in Boston, 30 Apr. 1782, Samuel Bird, Jr., b. at Norton 26 
Apr. 1759, d. at Dorchester 14 Apr. 1824, s. of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth (Searles). Children : 1. Elizabeth Searles, b. 16 Sept. 1782; 
d. 15 July 1848; m. 10 Nov. 1806 her second cousin, WiUiam 
Henley (29, vi, 1), b. about 1784, d. 20 Sept. 1849,. aged 65, s. 
of WilUam and Sarah (Withington). 2. Samuel, b. 16 Dec. 
1785; d., probably unm., 14 Sept. 1812. 3. Hannah, b. 8 Nov. 
1788; perhaps m. 19 iClay 1811 Jacob Edson and d. 19 May 
1846. 4. Elijah, b. 10 Mar. 1791. 5. William, b. 15 Feb. 1794. 
6. Lemuel, b. 2 Aug. 1796. 7. Stephen, b. 18 Mar. 1800. 

iii. Hannah, b. 2 June 1767; d. at Canton 5 May 1848; m. (1) at Dor- 
chester, 30 Aug. 1789, Thomas Howe, b. at Dedham 7 July 
1765, d. there 22 Dec. 1805, s. of Thomas and Hannah (Leeds); m. 
(2) at Canton, 11 Sept. 1808, Gen. Nathan Crane of Canton, b. 
at Stoughton 19 Nov. 1748, d. at Canton 31 Dec. 1837, s. of Elihu 
and EHzabeth (Houghton). Children by first husband: 1. Charles, 
h. 18 Jan. 1791; d. 8 Dec. 1795. 2. Elijah, b. 21 Oct. 1792; d. 
30 Nov. 1880; m. (1) 26 Mar. 1826 Prudence Clark; m. (2) 18 
Nov. 1834 Julia Gay. 3. Hannah, b. 23 Dec. 1795; d. 25 July 
1816; m. Alexander French. 4. Calvin, b. 15 Mar. 1799; d. 27 
June 1829; m. 5 June 1822 Polly Richardson. 

iv. Lucy, b. 20 Sept. 1770; perhaps m. at Roxbury, 15 Sept. 1796, 
Stephen Goodnough. , 

32. Samuel^ Withington (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ John,^ Richard,^ 
Henry^), born at Dorchester 8 Feb. 1747, died there 29 Apr. 
1822. He married first, at Dorchester, 22 Nov. 1770, Mary 
Howe, born at Dorchester 17 Oct. 1750, died there 12 Nov. 
1789, daughter of Samuel and EUzabeth (Clap) ; and secondly, 
at Dorchester, 9 Dec. 1790, Lucy Tileston, born at Dor- 
chester 19 Dec. 1760, died there 16 Feb. 1838, daughter of 
Elisha and EHzabeth (Bowman). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children by first wife, born at Dorchester: 

i. Mary,' b. 23 Sept. 1771; d. 22 Nov. 1857; m. at Roxbury 5 Dec. 
1793, Capt. James Robinson, b. at Dorchester 17 July 1756, 
d. there 29 Mar. 1808, s. of James and Sarah (Breck) and brother 
of Stephen Robinson, who m. Mary Withington's cousin, Hannah' 
Withington (33, ii). Child: 1. Susannah Bird, b. 25 Dec. 1794; 
m. 9 Jan. 1821 Samuel P. Loud. 

ii. Samuel, b. 12 Aug. 1773; d. 11 Apr. 1776. 

iii. Jane, b. 23 Sept. 1775; d. 28 Oct. 1853; m. 1 Jan. 1804, as his second 
wife,* Euclid Tileston, b. at Dorchester 6 Apr. 1766, d. there 
10 Aug. 1848, 8. of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Biggs). Children: 

•Euclid Tileston married (1) 16 Oct. 1791 Hannah Badlam, who died 26 Aug. 1801, leaving 
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1. Samuel, b. 26 Feb. 1805; d. 17 Jan. 1873. 2. Mary Elizabeth, 
b. 18 Feb. 1807; d. 14 Oct. 1856. 3. James Robinson, b. 22 Jan. 
1809; d. 19 July 1833. 4. Hannah Jane, b. 11 Apr. 1811. 5. 
Alfred, b. 1 Nov. 1813; d. 19 Nov. 1857. 6. Charles, h. 6 July 
1817. 

iv. Samuel, b. 2 Oct. 1778; d. s.p. at Dorchester 19 Sept. 1854; m. at 
Dorchester, 18 June 1812, Abigail Oliver, b. about 1777, d. 
at Dorchester 22 Oct. 1853, aged 76, dau. of Andrew and Abigail. 
Samuel Withington was a major, United States Cavalry, and was 
commonly called "Major Sam." 

V. Lydia, b, 13 Mar. 1784; d. unm. at Dorchester 15 May 1869. In 
The Bostonian Society Publications, vol. 7, p. 87, footnote, it 
is stated that on 30 June 1799 [when she was fifteen years old], 
as a pupil at Mrs. Rowson's school in Boston, she worked in silk 
a map of Boston Harbor, which is now in the museum of the 
Bostonian Society, at the Old State House in Boston. 

33. Ebenezer^ Withington (Samuel,^ Samuel,* John,^ Richard,* 

Henry^), born at Dorchester 23 Sept. 1753, died there 2 Oct. 
1832. He married first, at Dorchester, 19 Dec. 1775, his second 
cousin, Elizabeth Baker, born at Dorchester 25 Apr. 1753, 
died there 14 Apr. 1776, daughter of George (3, viii, 7) and 
Mary (Wiswell) (Jones); and secondly, at Dorchester, 29 
Feb. 1780, Mary Preston, born at Dorchester 29 July 1753, 
died there 4 Sept. 1821, daughter of Edward and Mary (Pay- 
son). 

He was a soldier of the Revolution, with a record of long 
and distinguished service. During the Revolutionary War he 
kept a diary, which is now in the possession of one of his de- 
scendants. 

Child by first wife: 
i. Elizabeth,^ b. at Dorchester 31 Mar. 1776; d. unm. 30 June 1792. 

Children by second wife, born at Dorchester: 

ii. Hannah, b. 5 Dec. 1780; d. at Dorchester 4 Nov. 1858; m. at Dor- 
chester, 11 Apr. 1805, Stephen Robinson, b. at Dorchester 23 
Aug. 1776, s. of James and Sarah (Breck) and brother of Capt. 
James Robinson, who m. Hannah Withington's cousin, Mary^ 
Withington (32, i). Children: 1. Stephen Au^ustu^, b. 3 May 
1806; d. 9 June 1863; m. (1) 9 June 1831 Mary Capen; m. (2) 22 
Apr. 1852 Roxanna Curtis. 2. James Ebenezer, b. 16 Aug. 1810; 
d. 11 Mar. 1811. 3. James Withington, b. 21 Feb. 1812; d. 9 Apr. 
1813. 4. Hannah Withington, b. 10 July 1814; d. 11 Oct. 1875; 
m. 22 Sept. 1841 Rev. Elijah W. Tucker. 5. John Flavel, b. 29 
Jan. 1817; m. 10 Sept. 1839 Rhoda M. Bailey. 6. Mary Withing- 
ton, b. 30 Apr. 1819; d. unm. 7. Edward Breck, b. 29 May 1821; 
m. 23 Sept. 1858 Julia Barber. 

iii. Mary Payson, b. 23 June 1782; d. unm. 8 Mar. 1868. 

64. iv. James Harvey, b. 1 Feb. 1785. 

65. V. Lewis, b. 15 June 1796. 

34. Edward^ Withington (Samuel,^ Samuel* John,^ Richard,* 

Henry^), born at Dorchester 23 May 1755, died there 14 
Aug. 1826. He married, 18 Sept. 1777, Eunice Tucker, 
born at Milton 19 Jan. 1756, died at Dorchester 29 Aug. 
1830, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth of Milton. 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. He Uved successively 
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Children : 

i. Saeah,' b. at Ashburnham 24 Mar. 1778; d. at Lexington 18 July 
1869; m. at Dorchester, 28 Aug. 1803, Josiah Bryant of Lexing- 
ton, b. at Reading (Wakefield) 20 June 1778, d. at Lexington^ 14 
Nov. 1837, s. of Josiah and Lydia (Green). Children: 1. Susannah 
Tucker, b. 11 July 1804; d. 23 Aug. 1885; m. 18 May 1834 Capt. 
William D. Phelps. 2. Cynthia, b. 7 Oct. 1806; d. 23 June 1873; 
m. 11 Oct. 1830 Benjamin Shurtleff, Jr. 3. Sarah, b. 13 July 
1809; d. 30 Dec. 1893; m. 8 Feb. 1830 Charles E. Ellms. 4. 
Albert Withington, b. 16 Feb. 1814; d. 21 Nov. 1902; m. (1) 9 
May 1838 Elizabeth Wellington; m. (2) 23 Aug. 1841 Nancy 
Wellington, sister of his first wife. 

ii. Eunice, b. at Winchendon 14 Apr. 1781; d. at Dorchester 11 July 
1845; m. at Dorchester, 27 Oct. 1803, Samuel Howe, b. at Dor- 
chester 29 Nov. 1778, d. there 28 Dec. 1848, s. of Isaac and Sarah 
(Wiswell) and brother of Jacob Howe, who m. Eunice Withing- 
ton's sister Jane. Children (order of births uncertain): 1. Harriet. 

2. Samuel Albert. 3. Caroline. 4. Mary Jane, m. Hill. 

5. Jonathan. 6. Eunice Harriet, d. unm. 7. Sarah Elizabeth, m. 
James Sharp. 8. Ann Maria, m. Elisha H. Preston. 9. Martha 
Lee, m. William Tolman. 

iii. Elizabeth Tucker, b. at Winchendon 4 May 1783; d. 28 Mar. 
1869; m. at Dorchester, 12 June 1808, Aaron Nixon of Framing- 
ham, b. about 1782, d. 29 Dec. 1863, aged 81, s. of John and Eliza- 
beth (Haynes). Children: 1. Eliza Jane, b. 5 Mar. 1809; d. s.p. 

19 Feb. 1875; m. 24 Dec. 1833 her fourth cousin once removed, 
Abijah White' Withington (51, v), b. at Dorchester 11 Nov. 
1801, d. in Jan. 1886, s. of Joseph Weeks* and EHzabeth (White). 
2. Eunice Tucker, h. 6 June 1811. 3. Lucy Withington, h. 16 July 
1814; d. 31 Dec. 1822. 4. John Warren, h. 7 Sept. 1816. 5. Sarah 
Ann, b. 11 Sept. 1821. 6. Anna Parker Bulley, b. 9 Nov. 1828; 
d. 30 Mar. 1873; m. William Sharp. 

66. iv. Alpheus Moors, b. at Winchendon 14 Aug. 1785. 

67. V. Edward, b. at Winchendon 29 Dec. 1787. 

vi. Jane, b. at Roxbury 3 May 1790; d. 2 Jan. 1855;m. at Dorchester, 

20 Aug. 1812, Jacob Howe, b. at Dorchester 12 June 1788, s. of 
Isaac and Sarah (Wiswell) and brother of Samuel Howe, who m. 
Jane Withington's sister Eunice. Children (order of births uncer- 
tain): 1. Harriet. 2. Edward. 3. Caroline, m. Henry Davenport. 
4. Francis, m. Hardy. 5. Jacob Alonzo. 

68. vii. Samuel, b. at Dorchester 6 Apr. 1793. 

viii. Lucy, b. at Dorchester 11 Oct. 1795; d. in Apr. 1872; m. at Dor- 
chester, 12 Dec. 1816, John Mears, s. of John and Sarah (Robin- 
son). Children: 1. Lucy Withington, b. 13 Sept. 1818; m. 11 Oct. 
1837 Lorenzo Prouty. 2. Sarah Robinson, b. 31 Mar. 1820; d. 31 
Aug. 1820. 3. John, b. 17 Aug. 1821. 4. Lemuel Robinson, h. 
6 Feb. 1825. 5. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 8 Jan. 1827; m. 15 June 
1848 Edward A. Dammers. 6. Ann Brown, b. 22 Nov. 1829; 
d. unm. 5 Mar. 1847. 7. George Washington, b. 6 Aug. 1834. 

ix. Hannah, b. at Dorchester 24 Nov. 1797; d. at Springwater, N. Y., 
31 Mar. 1878; m. 23 Feb. 1818 Parker Hall Pierce of Little 
Compton, R. I., b. 11 Dec. 1794, d. 25 June 1875, s. of William 
and Eleanor. Children: 1. Parker Hall, b. 8 Feb. 1819; m. 15 
Sept. 1853 Jane E. Blancher. 2. Hannah Elizabeth, b. 4 Apr. 
1821 ; m. 1 Jan. 1839 Daniel B. Woods. 3. Francis M., b. 26 May 
1824; d. 29 Nov. 1824. 4. William Henry, b. 27 Dec. 1825; d. 
unm. 5. George A., b. 2 July 1828; m. Josephine Hopkins. 6. 
Eliza Jane, b. 23 Oct. 1831; m. 15 Sept. 1852 Robert McCarthy. 
7. Sarah W., b. 15 Apr. 1836; d. 16 Dec. 1859; m. 9 June 1858 
Marcus O. Austin. 

X. Albert, b. 11 Mar. 1800; d. 18 Dec. 1800. 

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Henry^), born at Dorchester 25 Oct. 1757, died at North 
Bridgewater (Brockton) 12 Nov. 1847. He married at Dor- 
chester, 27 Jan. 1779, his second cousin, Ann Baker, born 
at Dorchester 4 Apr. 1758, died there 12 May 1826, daughter 
of George (3, viii, 7) and Mary (Wiswell) (Jones) and sister of 
EUzabeth Baker, the first wife of his brother, Ebenezer With- 
ington (33). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children : 

i. Nancy,7 b. 28 Nov. 1779; d. 12 Feb. 1782. 

ii. Mary Baker, b. 30 Jiily 1781; d. s.p.; m. at Dorchester, 1 Feb. 
1834, John Warren. 

iii. Nancy, b. in 1783; d. 30 Mar. 1858; m. 3 Feb. 1822 Capt. Jacob' 
Bacon, b. at Plymouth 4 Mar. 1788, d. 22 July 1865, s. of David' 
and Abigail (Sampson).* Children (order of births uncertain): 
1. Anna, m. Edson Chick. 2. Charles Henry, b. in 1829; m. 7 
June 1860 Charlotte M. Newell. 

iv. Nathaniel, b. at Dorchester 8 Sept. 1785; d. at Calcutta, B. I., 
. 11 Nov. 1811; probably m. at Roxbury, 26 Nov. 1807, Sarah 
Crawley, t No record of children. 
69. V. Lemuel, b. at Bridgewater (Brockton) 1 Oct. 1787. 

36. Phinehas' Withington {Samuel,^ Samuel,^ John,^ Richardy^ 
Henry^), born at Dorchester 23 June 1764, died at Needham 
1 Jan. 1829. He married at Dorchester, 29 Apr. 1783, Hannah 
Leeds, born at Dorchester 22 May 1767, died at Rosedale, 
Ohio, 29 Sept. 1831, daughter of Jonathan and Patience 
(Glover) and sister of Patience, wife of Enos Withington (38), 
brother of Phinehas. 

Phinehas Withington was an innkeeper, first at Jamaica 
Plain and afterwards, during the War of 1812, on Naushon 
Island, one of the Ehzabeth Islands (now the town of Gosnold). 
He was deacon of the church at Roxbury (Jamaica Plain). 

Children, the first four bom at Dorchester, the others at 
Roxbury (Jamaica Plain) : 

i. Hannah,' b. 18 June 1783; d. at Roxbury 9 Jan. 1869; m. at Rox- 
bury, 13 Apr. 1806, Warren Marsh of Hingham, b. at Hingham 
4 Oct. 1782, d. at Roxbury 10 Dec. 1862, s. of Thomas and 
Susannah (Lincoln). Children: 1. Susannah Lincoln, b. 7 Jan. 
1807; d. 8 Nov. 1839; m. 1 June 1828 WiUiam W. Durant. 2. 
Louisa L., b. 5 Apr. 1809; d. 5 June 1849; m. 17 Feb. 1834 William 
White. 3. Horatio W., b. 12 Apr. 1811; d. unm. 20 Nov. 1839. 
4. Hannah Withington, b. 11 Apr. 1813; d. 16 Oct. 1826. 5. Charles, 
b. 25 Mar. 1815; d. 15 July 1855; m. 6 Oct. 1842 Lucy M. Fay. 
6. MaHa, b. 7 Aug. 1817; d. unm. 7. Celia F.. b. 23 Jan. 1820; 
d. 18 Apr. 1860; m. 14 June 1842 Henry H. Richardson. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 10 Mar. 1785; d. at Reading, Ohio, 16 Mar. 1845; 
m. in Boston, 3 Nov. 1806, David Monroe' Beman of Roxbury, 
b. 5 Dec. 1780, d. at Reading, Ohio, 12 Aug. 1834, s. of Lemuel^ 
and Prudence (Monroe). Children (order of births uncertain): 
1. David Edwin. 2. Prudence Adaline. 3. Lucy Chandler. 4. Eliza 
Jane. 5. Eunice Withington. 6. Isaac Chandler. 7. Louisa. 

iii. Sarah, b. 13 Apr. 1787; d. unm. 6 Nov. 1803. 

iv. Lucy, b. 13 Aug. 1788; d. at Hopkinton, N. H., 12 Oct. 1859; m. 

•David Bacon was a soldier in the Revolution, and his wife, Abigail Sampson, was a descendant 
of John Alden and Myles Standish, the Mayflower Pilgrims. 

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in Boston, 24 Dec. 1809, Isaac^ Chandler of Boston, b. at Rox- 
bury 4 Mar. 1778, d. at Hopkinton, N. H., 30 Aug. 1861, s. of 
Isaac' and Maria (Cotton). Children: 1. Hannah Maria, b. 14 
Oct. 1810; m. 19 July 1836 Josiah F. Leach. 2. Caroline, b. 6 Jan. 
1812; d. 12 Oct. 1825. 3. Isaac Henry, b. 12 Oct. 1820; m. 16 
Nov. 1842 Caroline E. Shaw. 

70. V. Phineas, b. 13 Apr. 1790. 

vi. Samuel, b. 29 May 1791; d. s.p. in Philadelphia, Pa., 17 May 
1861; m. (1) in Philadelphia, 9 Jan. 1819, Eunice Tuxtan; 
m. (2) in Philadelphia, 2 Nov. 1843, Maria Magdaline 
Amadon. 

vii. Jane Kelton, b. 20 Oct. 1793; d. 12 Aug. 1794. 

viii. Jane Kelton, b. 20 Nov. 1794; d. at Accotink, Fairfax Co., Va., 

26 Mar. 1877; m. (1) at Chilmark, 23 May 1819, Josiah Bridge 
Andrew of Boston, b. at Salem 2 May 1792, d. at ChiUicothe, 
Ohio, 8 Oct. 1831, s. of John and EUzabeth (Watson) and first 
cousin of Gov. John Albion Andrew of Massachusetts; m. (2) 
31 Jan. 1833 Alexander Bourne of ChiUicothe, Ohio, who d. 
at Wareham, Mass., 5 Aug. 1849. Children by first husband: 
1. Hannah Elizabeth, b. 7 Nov. 1822; d. 5 Feb. 1847; m. 28 Sept. 
1845 Richard S. Mansfield. 2. Maria WUhington, b. 21 Jan. 
1824; d. 4 Aug. 1824. 3. Susan PHnce, b. 26 Nov. 1826; d. 31 
Oct. 1845. 4. John, b. 19 Dec. 1828; d. 27 Nov. 1829. 5. Jane 
Withington, b. 4 Jan. 1831; m. 4 Oct. 1849 James M. Lewis, 6. 
Josiah Bridge, b. 4 June 1832; d. 10 Oct. 1832. Children by 
second husband: 7. Helen Mae, b. 12 Dec. 1833; m. 9 Mar. 1851 
Horace C. Atwater. 8. Sarah Ann, b. 4 Jan. 1836; d. 7 July 1836. 

ix. Patience Glover, b. 12 Aug. 1797; d. s.p. at Falmouth 10 Nov, 
1859; m. 28 Nov. 1844 Capt. William Eldred of Falmouth, 
who d. at Falmouth 26 Nov. 1859. 

71. X. Increase Sumner, b. 12 Aug. 1799. 

xi. Maria, b. 15 Dec. 1800; d. at Harrison, Licking Co., Ohio, 22 
Sept. 1852; m. at ChiUicothe, Ohio, 17 Mar. 1825, as his third 
wife, Samuel Atkinson of Boscawen, N. H., b. at Boscawen 

27 Sept. 1788, d. at Columbus, Ohio, 28 Sept. 1851, s. of Samuel 
and Sarah (Bamford). Children: 1. Mary Moulton, b. 31 July 
1827; d. 26 July 1828. 2. Sarah Ann, b. 11 Feb. 1829; d. uiim. 
15 Feb. 1846. 3. William Edgerton, b. 25 June 1832; m. 22 Dec. 
1857 Mary P. Atkinson. 4. Mary Withington, b. 11 May 1835; 
d. 9 Sept. 1877; m. 3 Oct. 1855 James C. Aylesworth. 5. Samuel 
Peabody, b. 8 Dec. 1836; d. 23 July 1838. 6. Henry Martin, b. 
9 Sept. 1838; m. 18 Mar. 1865 Kate Tipton. 7. Susannah Lamb- 
din, b. 8 Jan. 1840 or 1841; d. unm. 9 Aug. 1868 or 1869. 8. 
Maria Sumner, b. 5 Jan. 1843; d. 20 Dec. 1844. 

72. xii. Charles, b. 31 Jan. 1804. 

xiii. Sarah Ann, b. 18 May 1806; d. M Wellesley 21 May 1884; m. 
6 Jan. 1830 Jonathan Fuller, b. at Needham 27 Sept. 1806, 
d. at Wellesley 19 May 1883, s. of Jonathan and Mary (Broad). 
Children: 1. Henry Augustus, b. 28 Oct. 1830; d. in a Confederate 
prison at Salisbury, N. C, 10 Feb. 1865; m. in Mar. 1851 Caroline 
A. Jenkins. 2. Andrew Withington, b. 5 Apr. 1832; m. 20 Sept. 1857 
Jane W. Clark. 3. Maria Elizabeth, b. 27 Nov. 1834; m. 21 Jan. 
1855 Henry C. Bigelow. 4. Martha Jane, b. 9 Dec. 1836; m. 6 
Mar. 1856 her first cousin, Charles Phineas^ Withington (122), b. 
at Kingston, N. J., 7 Dec. 1832, s. of Charles^ (72) and Rhoda 
(Fish); two children (vide infra, 122). 5. Sarah Ann, b. 24 Dec. 
1838; d. 5 May 1845. 6. Fidelia Adella, b. 14 Feb. 1841; m. 4 
June 1865 Charles D. Evans. 7 Warren Adelbert, b. 9 Jan. 
1843; m. 20 Oct. 1865 Maria F. Brewster. 8. Valetta Ann, b. 
24 Nov. 1844; m. 8 May 1873 Leonard Winch. 9. Ella Emma, 
b. 24 July 1847; m. 13 Dec. 1870 Charles E. Adams. 

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born at Dorchester 27 Dec. 1766, died at Southborough 21 
Dec. 1846. He married at Dorchester, 12 Nov. 1795, Sarah 
Breck Robinson, born at Dorchester 2 Feb. 1769, died at 
Roxbury 12 May 1809, daughter of James and Sarah (Breck) 
and sister of Dea. John Robinson, who married Lewis's sister, 
Lucy Withington (19, xii). 
Children, born at Roxbury: 

i. Lewis,^ b. 26 Dec. 1796; d. unm. at Dixon, Iowa, 22 Apr. 1855. 

ii. Sarah, b. 3 June 1799; d. 7 Aug. 1800. 

iii. Sarah Breck, b. 21 June 1801; d. s.p.; m. (1) at Southborough, 
28 Mar. 1848, Jonah Harvey of Southborough, b. at South- 
borough 12 Oct. 1772, d. in 1850, s. of John and Patience; m. 
(2) at Westborough, 16 Jan. 1863, Jabez Gill Fisher of West- 
borough. 

38. Enos^ Withington (Samuel,^ Samuel,"^ John,^ Richard,'^ Henry^), 

born at Dorchester 16 Mar. 1769, died at BrookUne 28 Junfe 
1843. He married at Dorchester, 12 Oct. 1794, Patience 
Leeds, born at Dorchester 18 Apr. 1772, died at Brookhne 
13 Apr. 1853, daughter of Jonathan and Patience (Glover) 
and sister of Hannah, wife of Phinehas Withington (36), 
brother of Enos. 

Enos moved in 1790 from Dorchester to ferookline, and built 
a house in Brookhne in 1794, just before his marriage. 

Children, born at Brookhne: 

i. Enos,^ b. 19 July 1795; d., probably unm., at Savannah, Ga., 19 
May 1858. 

73. ii. Otis, b. 30 Aug. 1801. 

iii. Mary, b. 7 Aug. 1805; d. 22 Jan. 1810, from the efifects of eating 
rat poison, 

74. iv. Moses, b. 1 Dec. 1810. 

39. Francis^ Withington (William,^ John,^ Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Cambridge (Arhngton) 27 Aug. 1739, died 
at Henniker, N. H., 18 Aug. 1819. He married first, at Cam- 
bridge, 6 Jan. 1763, Rachel Mason, born 13 June 1744, 
died at Henniker, N. H., 14 May 1799, daughter of Elias 
and Ruth (Cheney); secondly, at Henniker, 7 Dec. 1800, 
Elizabeth Townsend, born 18 Aug. 1746, died at Henniker 
6 Jan. 1811, daughter of Wilham and Mary; and thirdly, 6 
Feb. 1812, Abigail Ramsdell, born 11 Oct. 1746, died at 
Henniker 4 May 1838. 

Francis Withington was a soldier in the French and Indian 
War and afterwards in the Revolution. He was in the alarm 
Hst of Capt. Aaron Adams's company, 21 May 1776. 

Children by first wife, born at Henniker, N. H. : 

75. i. JoHN,^ b. 29 Sept. 1763. 

76. ii. Elias, b. 17 Nov. 1764. 

77. iii. Francis Mather, b. 9 Feb. 1767. 

iv. Sarah, b. 30 Apr. 1769; d. 30 or 31 Jan. 1830; m. 3 Mar. 1799 
Richard Thissell of Newbury, N. H. 

V. William, b. 15 June 1771; d., probably unm., 2 Oct. 1807. 

vi. Salome (twin), b. 22 Aug. 1773; d. 6 Sept. 1777. 

vii. Ruth (twin), b. 22 Aug. 1773; d. 14 Mar. 1839; m. 21 Mar. 1799 
Henry Smith, b. at Henniker, N. H., 3 Dec. 1778, s. of Samuel 
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Mather Withington (77), brother of Ruth. Child: 1. Clarissa, 
h. about 1799; d. 8 Aug. 1860; m. Cyrus Carpenter. 

78. yiii. Joel, b. 3 Apr. 1777. 

ix. Salome, b. 23 Apr. 1779; m. 22 May 1806 Stephen Greenlea? 

of Reading. 
X. Rachel, b. 14 May 1781; d. unm. in 1871. 
xi. Mary, b. 9 May 1783; m. 22 Jan. 1804 Jonathan Brown of Weare, 

N. H. 

79. xii. Jacob, b. 11 Sept. 1785. 

80. xiii. Samuel, b. 2 May 1788. 

xiv. Reuben, b. 26 Apr. 1791; d. young. 

40. William^ Withington {William,^ John,^ Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Cambridge (Arlington) 16 Jan. 1744, died 
at Madison, N. H., in Sept. 1823. He married at Menotomy 
(Arlington), 28 June 1769, Martha Locke, born at Hopkin- 
ton 25 June 1744, died probably at Madison, N. H., daughter 
of Francis and Elizabeth (Burnap). 

William Withington was a soldier in the Revolution. He 
moved from Menotomy (Arlington) to Ashby, and then, in 
1770 or 1771, to Fitzwilham, N. H. 

Children, the eldest born at Ashby, the others at Fitzwil- 
ham, N. H.: 

i. Martha,^ b. 16 Jan. 1770; d. s.p. at Gilsum, N. H., 19 Aug. 1846; 
m., as his second wife, Elisha Ware, b. at Norton, N. H., 9 
Mar. 1768, d. at Gilsum 27 June 1847, s. of Moses and Rebecca 
(Puffer).* 

81. ii. Mather, b. 12 Aug. 1771. 

iii. Sarah, b. 1 Apr. 1773; d. at Gilsum, N. H., in Mar. 1836; m. 28 
Nov. 1799 Phineas Gleason Miller of Gilsum. Eleven children. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 28 Apr. 1775; d. at Stockbridge, Vt., 16 Aug. 1842; 
m. John Sawyer of Stockbridge. 

82. V. William, b. 2 Mar. 1777. 

83. vi. John, b. 7 Mar. 1779. 

vii. LucRETiA, b. 29 Sept. 1782; m. at Fitzwilliam, N. H., 5 Nov. 1802, 
Charles Damon, probably of Salisbury, Vt. 

viii. Saloma, b. 5 Jan. 1786; d. s.p. at Ashburnham 19 Feb. 1842; m. at 
Ashburnham, 13 Nov. 1822 or 1823, as his second wife, Jona- 
than Haven, b. 31 July 1765, s. of Jonathan and Elizabeth 
(Haven), t 

41. Elisha^ Withington {William,^ John,^ Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Cambridge (Arhngton) 21 Mar. 1746, died 
5 July 1819. He married at Cambridge, 12 Apr. 1768, Mary 
Prentice, born at Grafton 15 Sept. 1748, died at Mason, 
N. H., 10 Apr. 1847, daughter of Stephen and Esther (Cutter). 

Elisha Withington was a soldier in the Revolution, took 
part in the Battle of Bunker HiU, and served with distinc- 
tion throughout the War. He hved at Mason, N. H., and 
at one time taught school there. 

Children, probably born at Mason, N. H. : 

i. Elisha,' b. 11 May 1769; d. at Mason, N. H., 5 Dec. 1792. 

84. ii. William, b. 8 Mar. 1771. 

iii. Stephen, b. 1 Feb. 1773; d. at Mason, N. H., 8 May 1854: m. at 
Townsend, Mass., 27 Oct. 1796, Polly Austin of Townsend. 

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iv. Mather, b. 28 Oct. 1775; probably d. young. 

V. John, b. 9 Mar. 1779; probably d. at Mason, N. H.; m. 10 Nov. 

1801 Sally Spaulding of Townsend, b. at Townsend 27 Apr. 

1776, d. at Mason, N. H., 8 Aug. 1819, dau. of Jonathan and 

Elizabeth (Sawtelle). 
vi. Samuel, b. 6 Oct. 1782; d. 16 July 1783. 
vii. Samuel, b. 8 Dec. 1785; probably d. at Mason, N. H.; m. 23 Dec. 

1810 AzuBAH Swallow of Mason, dau. of John and Mary (Hall), 
viii. Ebenezer, b. 1 Mar. 1789; probably d. young. 

42. Samuel® Withington (William,^ John* Philip,^ Richard,* 

Henry^), born at Stow 30 Sept. 1748, died there in 1825. He 

married (intention recorded at Stow 7 Mar. 1772) Abigail 

Muzzy, born at Sudbury 23 Apr. 1754, daughter of Benjamin 

and Mary. 

Children, born at Stow: 

i. Abigail,^ b. 6 Oct. 1773; d. young. . 

ii. Martha, b. 29 Jan. 1775; probably d. young, 

iii. Molly, b. 28 Mar. 1777; d. unm. 3 Sept. 1817. 

iv. Sarah, b. 29 Apr. 1779; perhaps m. at Cambridge, 28 June 1804, 
James Hutchinson. 

85. V. Benjamin, b. 6 Apr. 1781. 

86. vi. Eli, b. 4 Apr. 1783. 

vii. Abigail, b. 8 Sept. 1785; m. at Cambridge, 17 Feb. 1806, John 
Ireland of Charlestown, b. at Cambridge 15 Oct. 1781,. d. in 
1833, s. of Jonathan and Martha. Children (order of births un- 
certain): 1. ^enry. 2. Sarah. Z.John. 4i. Lucinda. 5. Emeline. 
6. Louisa. 

viii. Stephen, b. 30 May 1787; d. at Harvard 2 Feb. 1888; m. (inten- 
tion recorded at Stow 12 Dec. 1812) Mercy Brown. No record 
of children. 

ix. Elizabeth, b. 4 Apr. 1789; d. in 1839; m. at Stow, 3 Dec. 1818, 
Heman Davidson of Stow, b. at Stow 9 Dec. 1794, s. of George 
and Anna (Underwood). Children: 1. James, b. 20 Aug. 1819. 
2. Benjamin, b. 6 Mar. 1821; m. 25 Nov. 1843 Caroline A. H. 
Houghton of Harvard. 3. Heman, b. 17 July 1823. 

X. Mercy, b. 25 Mar. 1791; d. unm. 6 Sept. 1817. 

87. xi. Samuel, b. 28 June 1792. 

88. xii. William, b. 7 Mar. 1794. 

xiii. Ebenezer, b. 17 Oct. 1795; m. at Fitchburg, 22 Apr. 1822, Phebb 
Phelps. 

43. Benjamin^ Withington (William,^ John,* Philip,^ Richard,* 

Henry^), born at Stow 19 June 1761, died at Chesterfield, 
N. H., of smallpox, 16 May 1851. He married first, at Box- 
borough, 13 Nov. 1788, Mary Brown, born at Stow 19 May 
1766, died at Templeton 11 May 1835, daughter of Edward 
and Mary (Maxwell) ; and he seems to have married secondly 
(intention recorded 25 Apr. 1836) Hannah Smith of Ash- 
burnham. 

He moved from Stow to Chesterfield, N. H., with his son 
Edward, in 1819. In a letter written about eight months 
before he died he says: ''I am in my ninetieth year, work 
some and walk to meeting two miles." 

Children by first wife, the first three born at Stow, the 
others at Templeton: 

89. i. Edward,^ b. 11 July 1789. 

ii. Mary, b. 13 July 1791 ; d. at Templeton 24 Feb. 1834; m. at Temple- 
ton, 24 July 1814, Samuel Gilbert Davis, who m. (2) at Tem- 



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pleton, 6 Nov. 1834, Lydia Dolbear. Children: 1. James, b, 7 Nov. 
1814; d. 23 Aug. 1819. 2. Mary Gilbert, b. 28 Jan. 1817; d. 18 
May 1818. 3. John, b. 9 Feb. 1819; m. Dolly Warren. 4. Mary 
Jane, b. 16 Apr. 1821; d. 2 Mar. 1867; m. 5 Sept. 1843 John W. 
Leathe. 5. Sarah M., b. 21 Aug. 1823; m. 29 Aug. 1844 William 
M. Leathe. 6. James Francis, b. 3 Feb. 1826; m. Lydia Holden. 
7. Abigail Locke, b. 17 Dec. 1828; d. 26 Feb. 1863; m. Charles 
Woods. 8. George Washington, b. 28 Dec. 1833; d. 25 Sept. 1862; 
m. Rhoda J. Little. 

90. iii. James, b. 13 Jan. 1794. 

91. iv. John, b. 28 Mar. 1796. 

92. V. Benjamin Locke, b. 16 Nov. 1805. 

44. Henry Bailey* Withington {Edward,^ John,* Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Stoughton 4 Aug. 1743, died, probably at 
Canton, 5 Jan. 1836. He married, 21 Nov. 1770, Sarah 
Bent of Milton, born at Milton 7 Nov. 1743, died at Canton 
8 Jan. 1829, daughter of John and EHzabeth (Badcock). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution, and took part in the 
Battles of Concord and Lexington. 

Children : 

93. i. NoAH,7 b. 4 Sept. 1771. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 7 Nov. 1772; d. young, 

iii. Ends, b. 1 Dec. 1773; d. young. 

94. iv. Elijah, b. 21 Dec. 1775. 

95. V. Henry, b. 15 June 1777. 

vi. Polly, b. 18 Aug. 1779; d. in 1869' m. at Stoughton (Canton), 
27 Dec. 1796, John Gill, b. at Stoughton (Canton) 11 Mar. 
1772, s. of Benjamin and Bethia (Wentworth). Children (order of 
births uncertain): 1. Ira. 2. Mary. 3. Howard, b. in 1806; d. 
s.p. in May 1893; m. at Dedham, 16 Feb. 1871, his second cousin, 
Myra Harriet* Withington (98, iv), b. at Canton in July 1832, 
d. at Dedham 26 June 1892, dau. of Wales^and Susannah (Tucker). 
4. Nahum. 5. Charles. 6. Jane, m. Seth Hopkins. 7. Smith, d. 
young. 8. Louisa, d. young. 

96. vii. Samuel, b. 21 July 1783. . 

yiii. Sarah, b. 10 Sept. 1785; m. at Canton, 22 Jan. 1811, as his second 
wife, Abel Farrington, b. 4 May 1771, d. at Stoughton 4 Sept. 
1852, s. of Abel and Mary (Puffer).* Children: 1. Elizabeth, 
b. 20 Dec. 1811; m. 28 Sept. 1834 Mace Gay. 2. Elijah, b. 2 
Nov. 1813; m. 27 Nov. 1839 Mary Linfield. 3. John Bent, b. 20 
Oct. 1815; m. 2 Nov. 1839 Sarah Cutter. 4. Sarah, b. 10 June 
1817; m. 30 Nov. 1837 William E. Savels. 5. Hannah, b. 29 Feb. 
1820; d. 25 Jan. 1823. 6. Mary, b. 11 July 1822; m. 14 Oct. 1840 
Benjamin Ward. 7. Jairus, b. 6 June 1825; d. unm. 21 May 
1849. 8. Hannah, b. 12 July 1827; m. 24 May 1846 Hiram Gay. 

45. Mather"^ Withington {Edward,^ John,* Philip,^ Richardj^ 

Henry^), born at Stoughton 4 Apr. 1747, died at Canton in 

1807. He married first (intention recorded at Stoughton 

(Canton) 17 June 1774) Joanna Wales, bom at Stoughton 

(Canton) 14 Sept. 1754, died there 16 May 1776, daughter 

of Moses and Elizabeth; and secondly, at Walpole, 12 Aug. 

1777, Abigail Clap, born 25 Dec. 1757, died at Canton 8 

May 1835, daughter of William and Abigail (Robbins). 

Child by first wife : 

i. Joanna,^ b. at Stoughton (Canton) 11 May 1776; m. (intention re- 
corded at Canton 25 Apr. 1802) Eleazer Beais of Randolph. 

•He married (1) 26 Jan. 1796 Hannah Leonard, and had by her four children. 
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Children (order of births uncertain): 1. Joanna, m. Ludlow Bur- 
rell. 2. Elvira, m. Ezra Conant. 3. Abigail Clap, b. 8 Feb. 1810; 
m. (1) Charles Bradford; m. (2) 6 Sept. 1843 Charles Augustus 
Spooner. 4. Moses, m. Eliza Stephens. 5. Royal, unm. 6. 
Eleazer, m. Mary Thayer. 

Children by second wife, born at Stoughton (Canton) : 

ii. William, b. about 1780; d. s.p. at Dorchester 12 Sept. 1842, aged 
62; m. at Dorchester, 27 Feb. 1814, Sarah Wiswell, b. 3 Aug. 
1784, d. 7 Jan. 1842, dau. of Jonathan and Sarah (Blackman). 

iii. Abigail, b. in 1782; m. (intention recorded in July 1799) Samuel 
Taunt, b. 1 Dec. 1780, s. of John and Hepsibah (Kenny). Chil- 
dren: 1. Joannah, b. 31 Mar. 1800; m. 25 July 1830 Amos S. Sin- 
clair. 2. Emory, b. 5 Mar. 1804; m. Martha Baldwin. 3. Albert, 
b. 13 May 1809; m. (intention recorded 21 Sept. 1833) Abigail 
Waterman. 4. William, b. 3 Dec. 1813; m. (1) 31 Dec. 1842 
Louisa H. Packard m. (2) Ruth Barrows; m. (3) Martha Har- 
low. 5. Clara (or Clarissa), h. J 2 Sept. 1819; m. 6 Nov. 1837 
Albert Brown. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. in 1784; m. (intention recorded 10 Apr. 1805) James 
Tucker, s. of James and Rebecca (Swift). Children (order of 
births uncertain): 1. Nathaniel, m. (intention recorded 16 May 
1829) Mary Fenno. 2. Ellen, m. Alexander DuBois. 3. Abigail, 
m. David Parker. 4. Wales, m. (1) Maria DuBois; m. (2) Louisa 
Campbell. 5. James, m. (1) Rebecca Chamberlain; m. (2) 
Mary Ames. 6. Eliza, b. 30 Jan. 1822; m. at Stougnton, 16 
Sept. 1839, James Fisher. 7. Rebecca, m. Milton Sanders. 

97. V. Nathan, b. 12 Feb. 1788. 

vi. Eunice, b. 26 Nov. 1790; d. after 1876; m. at Canton, 19 Jan. 
1809, John Hawes of Stoughton, b. at Stoughton (Canton) 20 
Jan. 1786, d. after 1876, s. of Ehsha and Sarah (Wentworth). 
Children: 1. Alpheus, b, 19 Dec. 1809; m. (1) Lucy Ajin Stephens; 
m. (2) (intention recorded 22 Apr. 1841) Jane Tucker 2. William, 
b. 19 Apr. 1812; d. before Apr. 1876; m. Charlotte George. 3. 
Elisha, b. 19 Apr. 1814; m. (1) Hannah Tucker; m. (2) Mrs. 
Eunice Glover. 4. Mather E., b. 29 May 1818; m. 24 Aug. 1843 
Laura Bond. 5. Abigail Robbins, b. 9 Sept. 1820; m. Charles 
Upham. 6. Elijah, b. 18 Feb. 1822; m. Betsey Wadsworth. 7. 
Emory, b. 6 Oct. 1826; m. 28 Apr. 1850 Lucy Abbie Wentworth, 

98. vii. Wales, b. in 1793. 

46. Edward^ Withington {Edward,^ John,^ Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^) was born at Stoughton 31 Aug. 1751. He married 
at Stoughton, 12 or 14 Apr. 1772, Sarah Cole of Bridge water, 
born 27 Aug. 1749, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Stephens). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children (order of births uncertain) : 

i. Elizabeth,^ b. about 1784; d, at Sharon 5 Oct. 1844, aged 60; m. 
(1) (intention recorded at Sharon 9 Nov. 1805) her second cousin 
once removed, William^ Withington (53), b. at Stoughtonham 
(Sharon) 28 Feb. 1777, d. 25 Sept. 1810, s. of Wniiam^ and Eliza- 
beth (Richards); m. (2) (intention recorded at Sharon 12 Mar. 
1814) Luke Gould, b. 15 Feb. 1785, d. 2 Sept. 1818, s. of Ezra 
and Lois (Smith); m. (3) (intention recorded 25 Aug. 1821) 
Danforth Fales of Sharon. For children by first husband, 
vide infra, 53. No children by other husbands. 

ii. Matilda. 

iii. Sarah. 

47. John® Withington {Edward,^ John,^ Philip,^ Richard,^ Henry^) 

was born at Stoughton in 1753. He married at Stoughton, 
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Aug. 1760, died at Canton 6 Dec. 1831, daughter of Samuel 
and Reliance (Hudson). 

Children (order of births uncertain) : 

i. Charles,^ d. young. 

ii. Enos, d. young. 

iii. John, went to Mobile, Ala., and m. . 

iv. Myra, m. at Walpole, 29 Aug. 1824, Nelson Hall. 
99. V. Otis. 

vi. RuAMAH Billings, m. at Canton, 22 July 1807, Nathaniel Shep- 
ARD, b. at Stoughton 20 June 1780, d. at Canton 14 Jan. 1840, 
s. of Nathaniel and Rhoda (Taunt). Children: 1. Elvira Withing- 
ton, b. 8 Mar. 1809; m. (intention recorded 20 Sept. 1833) Wilder 
Broad of Roxbury. 2. Louisa, b. 13 Feb. 1811; m. (intention 
recorded 3 Oct. 1835) Elbridge G. Woodside. 3. Lucy Ann, b. 
5 Feb. 1813; m. (intention recorded 29 Sept. 1833) Artemas Ray- 
mond of Boston. 4. Naihaniel, b. 12 Feb. 1815; m. (intention 
recorded 9 Dec. 1843) Sarah E. Guild of Dedham. 5. Isaac, 
b. 4 Nov. 1818; d. 27 Apr. 1819. 6. Mary Seaver, b. 18 July 1824; 
m. (intention recorded 5 Nov. 1845) James Trefrey, Jr., of Dedham. 

vii. William, d. young. 

48. Samuel^ Withington {Edward,^ John,^ Philip,^ Richard,'^ Henry^), 

born at Stoughton in 1757, died at Canton 24 Feb. 1833. He 
married at Stoughton, 31 Aug. 1784, Ruth Kenney, born 
30 Sept. 1754, died at Canton 17 Dec. 1839, daughter of Josiah 
and Ruth (Tower). 
Children : 

i. Ruth Tower,' b. 22 May 1788; said to have m. (1) With- 
ington, a relative, but no record of this marriage has been found; 
m. (2) 30 Sept. 1835 John Bealey of Canton, who d. s.p. 28 
June 1850, aged 60. Child by first husband: 1. William, b. at 
Canton 18 June 1809; d. there in Mar. 1898; m. 21 Apr. 1833 
Mary Estes, b. 23 July 1810, d. at Canton in Aug. 1897, dau. 
of Joseph and Mary (Keene); three children.* 

ii. Samuel, b. about 1793; d., probably unm., 31 May 1830, aged 37. 

49. Mather^ Withington {Ehenezer,^ Ebenezer,* Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Dorchester 28 July 1757, died there 21 Jan. 
1821. He married at Dorchester, 4 Sept. 1795, Sarah Prince 
Gill, born 18 July 1770, died at Dorchester 25 Sept. 1865, 
daughter of John and Ann (Kneeland). 

He was a surveyor, and surveyed the road from Boston 
to Worcester. He was also a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. Sarah Prince,^ b. 23 June 1796; d. at Milton 5 Jan. 1825; m. at 
Dorchester, 10 Mar. 1815, William Vose, b. about 1796, d. 10 
Mar. 1844, aged 48. Children: 1. Mather Withington, b. 1 Sept. 
1816; d. unm. 9 May 1849. 2. William H., b. 2 Aug. 1818; d. 
unm. 13 June 1841. 3. Sarah Withington, b. 8 Nov. 1822; 
d. 1 Sept. 1823. 

ii. Mary Preston, b. 19 Sept. 1800; d. 3 May 1825; m. at Milton, 20 
Dec. 1821, Jason Wadsworth, b. at Milton 9 Mar. 1794, s. of 

•Children of William and Mary (Estes) Withington, born at Canton: 1. Mary Keene, bom 
27 Mar. 1838; married 21 Apr. 1859 William Richardson. 2. Jane Ellen, bom 20 Feb. 1840; 
married 6 Apr. 1863 Willard Francis Estey. 3. Alonzo Estes, born 14 May 1850; married 3 Apr. 
1879 Margaret Anna Newman, daughter of John and Jennie (Bryant) of Bloomfield, Me. 

Children of Alonzo Estes and Margaret Anna (Newman) Withington: 1. Meribah Keene, 
bora 25 Sept. 1879; married Patrick Jeremiah Timmins. 2. William Estes, bom 21 July 1884; 
married Ethel Joy. 3. Laura Jane, bom 6 June 1889; married 25 Sept. 1907 Harvey G. Kinney. 
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Benjamin and Mary. He m. (2) at Milfx)n, 18 June 1829, Char- 
lotte Reed. Children: 1. Mather Withington, b. 27 Oct. 1822. 
2. Henry A., b. in Jan. 1824; d. 30 Sept, 1824. 3. Augustus, h. in 
Apr. 1825; d. 15 Sept. 1825. 
iii. Ann, b. 10 Jan. 1805; d. unm. at Dorchester 1 Dec. 1831. 

50. Daniel^ Withington (Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,^ Philip,^ Richard,* 

Henry^), born at Dorchester 28 July 1762, died there 26 May 
1847. He married at Dorchester, 10 Nov. 1785, Anna 
Wheeler, born at Dorchester 8 Mar. 1765, died there 22 
Apr. 1854, daughter of Capt. Abraham and Sarah (Baker).* 

Daniel Withington was a soldier in the Revolution, and 
afterwards took part in the suppression of Shays's Rebellion. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

i. . Daniel,^ b. 27 May 1787; d. 28 Nov. 1791. 

ii. Anna, b. 14 Aug. 1789; d. 19 Nov. 1791. 

iii. Ebenezer, b. 15 Oct. 1791; d. unm. at Wilmington, N. C, in 1842. 
For many years he was inspector of naval stores at Washington, 
D. C. 

iv. Anna, b. 4 Mar. 1794; d. unm. in 1814. 

V. Daniel, b. 9 Apr. 1796; d., probably unm., 31 Jan. 1837. 

vi. Abraham, b. 13 Sept. 1798; d. 1 Mar. 1802. 

vii. Charles, b. 1 Dec. 1800; d. 9 Apr. 1802. 

viii. Sarah Preston, b. 15 Jan. 1803; d. unm. 15 July 1855. 

ii, Charles (twin), b. 28 Mar. 1806; d. unm. after 1876. 

X. Mary (twin), b. 28 Mar. 1806; d. 26 Jan. 1848; m. 1 May 1827 
Edward Preston, b. 25 Aug. 1802, s. of Edward and Re- 
becca (Weld). He m. (2) 4 Oct. 1848 Maria Spear, dau. of 
Luther and Esther of Quincy. Children: 1. Ann Withington, b. 
6 May 1829; m. 28 May 1850 George Vintion, Jr. 2. Charles 
Edward, b. 14 July 1831; m. Harriet Dearborn. 3. Mary Ellen, 
b. 2 July 1834; d. 2 Jan. 1835. 4. Andrew Jackson, b. 13 Feb. 
1837; m. in 1862 Sarah Ehnor Frances Carr. 

li. Clarissa, b, 18 Apr. 1808; d. at Dedham 29 Nov. 1885; m. 4 Dec. 
1834, as his second wife, Jonathan Hurd Lorinq of Dedham^ 
b. 16 Mar. 1808, d. 3 Mar. 1881, s. of Henry and Sarah Stewart 
(Collins). t Children: 1. William Henry, b. 21 Aug. 1835; m. 
Esther Clap. 2. George Bryant, b. 24 Sept. 1843; m. 21 June 
1873 Emma J. Baker. 

51. Joseph Weeks* Withington {Philip,^ Ebenezer,^ Philip,^ Rich- 

ard,^ Henry^), born at Dorchester 29 Sept. 1759, died there 
13 May 1845. He married at Dorchester, 11 May 1786, 
Elizabeth White, born at Dorchester 22 Feb. 1769, died 
there 6 Mar. 1843, daughter of Samuel and EHzabeth 
(? Leonard). 

Joseph Weeks Withington was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

100. i. Leonard,^ b. 9 Aug. 1789. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 31 Aug. 1791; d. unm. at Mount Bowdoin, Dorchester, 

17 Dec. 1891. 
iii. Joseph, engraver and preacher, b. 27 June 1794; d. unm. in Boston 

in 1818. 

101. iv. William, b. 28 Oct. 1798. 

V. Abijah White (twin), b. 11 Nov. 1801; d. s.p. in Jan. 1886; m. 
24 Dec. 1833 his fourth cousin once removed, Eliza Jane Nixon 

•Capt. Abraham Wheeler commanded a company at the siege jo£ Boston, and was presented 
with a sword thereafter, in Mar. 1776. 

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(34, iii, 1), b. 5 Mar. 1809, d. 19 Feb. 1875, dau. of Aaron and 
Elizabeth Tucker (Withington).* 
vi. Ebenezer (twin), lawyer, b. 11 Nov. 1801; d. unm. at Pittsburgh, 
Pa., in 1836. 

52. Nathaniel^ Withington {William,^ William,'^ Philip,^ Richard,^ 

Henry^), born at Stoughtonham (Sharon) 24 Mar. 1766, died 

at Sharon 20 July 1839. He married at Sharon, 7 Oct. 1795, 

ZiLPAH HiCKSON, baptized at Stoughtonham (Sharon) 19 Mar. 

1769, died at Sharon 18 Aug. 1845, daughter of Samuel and 

Hannah (Harlow). 

Child: 

i. Harriet,^ b. in 1800; m. at Sharon, 25 Nov. 1844, William Ran- 
som, b. in 1804, s. of Richard. 

53. William® Withington {William,^ William*' Philip,* Richard,* 

Henry^), born at Stoughtonham (Sharon) 28 Feb. 1777, died 

25 Sept. 1810. He married (intention recorded at Sharon 9 

Nov. 1805) his second cousin once removed, Elizabeth^ 

Withington (46, i), born about 1784, died at Sharon 5 Oct. 

1844, aged 60, daughter of Edward* and Sarah (Cole). She 

married secondly Luke Gould and thirdly Danforth Fales, for 

whom vide supra, 46, i. 

Children, born at Sharon : 

i. William,' b. 8 June 1807; d. 8 Apr. 1808. 
ii. William, b. 13 Dec. 1808; d. 26 May 1809. 

54. Rev. Ebenezer" Withington {Philip,^ William,*' Philip,^ Rich- 

ard,'^ Henry^), A. B. (Brown, 1792), A. M. {ih.), born at 
Stoughtonham (Sharon) 29 Mar. 1769, died in Boston 6 Apr. 
1831. He married at Bridge water, 7 Dec. 1797, Elizabeth 
Perkins, born at Bridgewater 25 Dec. 1771, died at Pleasant- 
ville, N. J., 11 Sept. 1849, daughter of Dr. Richard and Mary 
(Hancock) and niece of John Hancock, signer of the Declara- 
tion of Independence and Governor of Massachusetts, her 
mother having been Governor Hancock^s only sister. 

Ebenezer Withington was a Unitarian clergyman, but gave 
up preaching on account of ill health and engaged in business 
in Boston, with the firm of Withington & Emory. He lived 
also at Plympton and Bridgewater. In 1816 he conducted a 
private school in Boston, in which Wendell Phillips was a 
pupil. He removed to Burlington, Vt., in 1822, removed 
later to Montreal, Canada, and returned to Boston in 1827. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth Perkins,^ b, at Pl3niipton 2 Sept. 1798; d. s.p. at Leaven- 
worth, Kans., 22 Aug. 1868; m. at Keene, N. H., 3 June 1844, 
as his second wife, Stewart Hastings of Keene, b. 29 Dec. 
1800, d. at Leavenworth 3 Mar. 1870. 

ii. Mary Hancock, b. at Plympton 21 Dec. 1799; m. 7 July 1831 
Rev. George Allen of Milton and Burlington, Vt., b. at Milton, 
Vt., 17 Dec. 1808, d. at Worcester, Mass., 28 May 1876, s. of 
Hon. Heman and Sarah (Prentis). Children: 1. Elizabeth Withing- 
ton, b. 11 Apr. 1832; d. unm. 2 May 1897. 2. Julia, b. 28 Aug. 

•Abijah White and Eliza Jane (Nixon) Withington adopted a daughter, who married 

Jenks. 



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1833; d. unm. 3. Lydia, b. 8 June 1835; d. 14 June 1835. 4. 
Heman, b. 11 Aug. 1836; d. 27 Jan. 1893; m. 8 Sept. 1865 Clarissa 
Niles. 5. George, b. 22 Jan. 1838; m. (1) 22 July 1862 Maria A. 
Hepburn; m. (2) 12 Feb. 1877 Priscilla T. Holloway. 6. Mary 
Hancock, b. 10 May 1839; d. 10 Apr. 1852. 

102. iii. George Richards Minot, b. at Bridgewater 19 Dec. 1801. 

iv. Sarah Perkins, b. 26 Feb. 1804; d. unm. at Reading, Pa., 24 Dec. 
1868. 

V. Lucy Ann, b. in Boston 22 May 1806; m. in Boston, 1 May 1832, 
Theodore Gardner of Bolton, b. at Bolton 20 Dec. 1809, s. of 
Hon. Stephen Partridge and Achsah (Moore) and brother of 
Laurinda Gardner, who m. George Richards Minot Withington 
(102), brother of Lucy Ann. Children: 1. Ellen Emerson, b. 17 
Apr. 1833; d. unm. 2. Mary Hancock, b. 7 Feb. 1835; m. 20 Oct. 
1857 Rf;v. Francis Charles Williams, s. of Francis J. and Mary 
(Brimmer) of Boston. 3. Charles Theodore, b. 1 Nov. 1836; lost 
at sea 30 Dec. 1854. 4. Cecilia Theoda, b. 5 Mar. 1846; d. unm. 

vi. Oliver Wendell, lawyer and poet, A. B. (University of Vermont, 
1829), A. M. {ih., 1833), honorary A. B. (Harvard, 1829), b. in 
Boston 16 July 1809, d. there, unm., 31 Mar. 1853. 

vii. Lydia Henchman Perkins, b. in Boston 11 Mar. 1811; removed 
to Worcester and d. unm. 

55. Newell^ Withington {Philip,^ William,'^ Philip,^ Richard,'^ 

Henry^), b. at Stoughtonham (Sharon) 22 Feb. 1782, died 
at Bridgewater 11 Dec. 1860. He married at Bridgewater, 
1 Dec. 1808, Susan Storks, born at Bridgewater 2 Apr. 
1783, died there 10 Oct. 1868, daughter of Ehjah and Susannah 
(Swift). 

Children, the first three born in Boston, the last one at 
Bridgewater: 

i. Henry Storrs,^ b. 13 June 1811; d. 9 Sept. 1811. 

103. ii. Henry, b. 19 Dec. 1812. 

iii. Elijah Storrs, b. 14 Jan. 1817; d. unm. at Salt Sulphur Springs, 

Va. (W. Va.), 16 Sept. 1845. 
iv. Charles, b. 22 May 1822; d. 24 Nov. 1830. 

56. Abiel^ (or Abel) Withington {Abiel,^ Ahiel,^ ? Joseph,^ Richard,'^ 

Henry^) was probably born about 1751. Neither the date 
nor place of his birth or death has yet been found. He was, 
presumably, the son of AbieP (27) and Mary (White) Withing- 
ton of Roxbury, since AbieP and he were married in the same 
church (the First Congregational) in West Roxbury. He mar- 
ried at West Roxbury (then a part of Roxbury and now a part 
of Boston), 14 Dec. 1774, Hannah^ Weld, born at Roxbury 
3 June 1750, daughter of SamueP (Edmund,'* Edmund,' 
Thomas, 2 Thomas^ and Hannah (Rogers). 
Children, born at Roxbury: 

104. i. JoHN,7 b. 20 Sept. 1775. 

ii. Mary, b. 15 Nov. 1777; d. at Sharon 8 Dec. 1848; m. at Roxbury, 
13 Jan. 1799, Jacob' Fisher, b. at Stoughtonham (Sharon) 30 
Apr. 1776, d. at Sharon 8 Sept. 1842, s. of Jacob^ and Sarah 
(Hodges). Child: 1. Hannah, b. in 1799; d. unm. 19 Oct. 1849, 
in her 51st year. 

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TWO EARLY PASSENGER LISTS, 

1635-1637 

Communicated by Eben Putnam of Wellesley Farms, Mass. 

The two passenger lists given in this article were copied from the 
records of Sandwich, co. Kent, England, Yearbooks C and D, 1608- 
1642, by J. A. Jacobs, Esq,, of Sandwich, alderman of that town, 
honorary curator of its archives, and well known as a local anti- 
quary, and through his courtesy the contributor of this article is 
enabled to present them to the readers of the Register. 

Notwithstanding the fact that the existence of these lists has long 
been known, although for a time their exact location in the records 
was forgotten, this is the first time they have been printed in com- 
plete form. 

Partial copies, omitting the names of the children and also of the 
individuals grouped under the heading ^'Servants," but giving the 
numbers of such persons accompanying the various heads of families, 
were first printed by William Boys in his ''History of Sandwich," 
published at Canterbury, England, 1786-1792, pages 750 and 752. 
In 1843, in Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Series 3, 
vol. 8, pages 274-276, the late James Savage, as a part of his article 
entitled "Gleanings for New England History-," reprinted these 
fists from the "History of Sandwich," and suggested that the name 
of each child and servant, perhaps the age also, might be found in 
the original record. The lists were reprinted again, in a more concise 
form, in the Register, vol. 15, pages 28-29 (January 1861), and also, 
from the Register type, in Samuel G. Drake's "Founders of New 
England," Boston, 1860, pages 82-85. The late Horatio G. Somerby 
also copied these lists from the "History of Sandwich," and his copy, 
preserved in the Somerby Manuscripts, vol. 3, pages 58-61, differs 
from Savage's printed copy only in punctuation and occasionally in 
capitalization. The fists do not appear in Hotten's "Original Lists," 
New York, 1874. 

A comparison of the text given in this article with the text printed 
by Savage shows, apart from^ punctuation and spelling, some different 
readings in the column in the first list headed "Certificates" and here 
and there some differences in names. According to Savage, seven 
children accompanied Robert Brooke; but the complete fist gives 
the names of only six, of whom four bore the surname Brooke and 
two the surname Gallant. In other cases, also, it sometimes happens 
that not all of the children accompanying the head of a family are 
his own. 

Aside from the corrections made by Mr. Jacobs to the printed 
lists of signers of certificates and heads of families, the names of 
seventy-seven children and kinsfolk of the heads of famifies emigrat- 
ing and the names of forty-three servants, many of whom founded 
families in New England, have been brought to light in this cop3^ 
Under the heading "Servants" are included apprentices; and in many 
cases the persons so listed were relatives of the head of the family, 



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Robert Dickinson, 10 Apr. 1614. The same parish register also shows that John, 
son of Joseph Bacheler, was buried 1 May 1631 (p. 184), that Mary and Martha, 
daughters of Joseph Bachelor and Elizabeth Diconson his wife, were baptized 20 
June 1634 (p. 32) and were buried the same day (p. 185), and that Mark, son 
of Joseph Bacheler and Elizabeth Dickinson his wife, was baptized 4 Oct. 1635 
(p. 32). Joseph Bachelor settled at Salem, whence he removed to Wenham. 
He died in 1 mo. 1647/8. (Cf. Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts, p. 26.) He 
was probably a brother of Henry and John Bachelor, whose names appear on 
the same passenger list. 

Besbeech, Thomas, of Biddenden, Frittenden, Headcorn, and Sandwich, co. 
Kent, of Scituate in the Plymouth Colony, and of Sudbury, Mass., passenger 
in the Hercules, was a widower when he emigrated to New England, his wife, 
Anne Baseden, whom he married at Biddenden, 14 Jan. 1618/19, having been 
buried at Frittenden 21 Apr. 1634. The Frittenden registers contain the 
record of the baptisms of two daughters of Thomas Besbeech, viz., Sara, 6 Jan. 
1621/2, and AUce, 29 June 1624. For his parentage, family, and connection with 
the Fosters cf. Register, vol. 67, pp. 33-36. The parentage of the four Egelden 
children who accompanied him in the Hercules has not been discovered, although 
many records and a pedigree of the Iggledens of co. Kent are printed in Register, 
vol. 65, pp. 174-187. 

Brooke, Robert, of Maidstone, co. Kent, and Anne, his wife, passengers in the 
Hercules. A licence for the marriage of Robert Brooke, of Maidstone, silk- 
weaver, and Sarah Pierse, of the same parish, virgin, daughter of Samuel Pierse, 
of the same parish, yeoman, was granted 3 June 1618, and the marriage was sol- 
emnized 4 June 1618, the contracting parties being recorded as Robert Brook 
and Sara Peirse (Canterbury Marriage Licences, First Series, column 66, and 
Marriage Registers of All Saints, Maidstone, p. 39). A licence for the marriage 
of Robert Brooke, of Maidstone, tailor, bachelor, aged about 25, and Ann Dir- 
rick, of the same parish, widow, aged about 25, relict of William Dirricke, late of 
the same parish, tailor, deceased, the marriage to take place at Harrietsham, was 
granted 20 Apr, 1621 (Canterbury Marriage Licences, Second Series, column 
144). Robert Brooke and Elizabeth Peckham were married at Maidstone, 19 
Jan. 1628/9 (Marriage Registers of All Saints, Maidstone, p. 46). Robert 
Brook, tailor, and Ann Lawrence, widow, were married at Maidstone, 11 Sept. 
1634 {ih., p. 49). A licence for the marriage of Robert Brooke, of Maidstone, 
tailor, widower, and Mary Garnet, of the same parish, virgin, aged about 28, 
whose parents were dead, was granted 10 Aug. 1637, and the marriage of Robert 
Brooke and Mary Garlett was solemnized at Maidstone, 5 Sept. 1637 (Canter- 
bury Marriage Licences, Second Series, column 144, and Marriage Registers of 
All Saints, Maidstone, p. 51). In the Register, vol. 61, p. 385, in a communi- 
cation from the Committee on English Research of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, Mr. Joseph Gardner Bartlett states that the Robert 
Brooke of the marriage licence of 1621 was the man who came to New England 
in the Hercules] but the Robert Brook who married Ann Lawrence, widow, 11 
Sept. 1634, may have been the passenger in the Hercules, and in that case prob- 
ably all of the four Brooke children were children by a former wife, who was, 
perhaps, the bride in one of the earlier marriages (including that of 1621) given 
in this note. Savage (Genealogical Dictionary) states that a Robert Brookes 
of New London, 1650, was perhaps the passenger in the Hercules. Pope (Pioneers 
of Massachusetts) says that the Robert Brooke of the Hercules resided at Marble- 
head. There seems to be no proof that he remained in New England. If he re- 
turned to England, he may be the man whose marriage at Maidstone, in 1637, 
is given above in this note. The surname Gallant, of which Gallant is probably 
another form, was a common one in Maidstone at that period, and perhaps Abra- 
ham and James Gallant, who are listed among the children accompanying Robert 
Brooke to New England, were his stepsons. 

Bucke, John and Susan, whose names appear on the second passenger list 
given above as servants of Henry Bachelor, are found in the printed "Records 
and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts." Susan 
Bucke was charged with slandering Henry Bachelour, 4 Nov. 1645, but the ver- 
dict was for the defendant (p. 87); and she brought action against Henry Bachel-. 
our, 29 Sept. 1646, for detaining goods (p. 109). At the court held at Ipswich 



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26 Mar. 1650 John Buck was fined for stealing 3^ bushel of wheat, and was or- 
dered to pay his dame 7s. 6d. (p. 188). 

Calle, Thomas, of Faversham, co. Kent, husbandman, whose name appears 
on the second passenger list given above, settled at Charlestown, Mass. Cf. 
Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary" and Pope's "Pioneers of Massachusetts." 
Thomas Green of Maiden, Mass., had a wife Margaret, who according to Savage, 
"Genealogical Dictionary," vol. 2, p. 306, was "perhaps" a daughter of the first 
Thomas Call, Thomas Green's "brother Thomas Call" being one of the execu- 
tors of his will. This passenger list, which shows that Thomas Calle had a 
daughter Margaret, confirms Savage's conjecture. 

Hatch, William, of Ashford, Wye, and Sandwich, co. Kent, and of Scitu- 
ate in the Plymouth Colony, passenger in the Hercules. For his family and an- 
cestry cf . Register, vol. 70, pp. 245-260. His wife was Jane Young of Thaning- 
ton, CO. Kent. His son Walter was probably his child by a former wife. Two of 
his children b^ his wife Jane were buried at Wye. 

Hinckley, Samuel, of Tenterden, co. Kent, and of Scituate and Barnstable 
in the Plymouth Colony, passenger in the Hercules. For his family and an- 
cestry cf. Register, vol. 65, pp. 287-290, 314-319, and vol. 68, pp. 186, 188- 
189. His wife, whom he married at Hawkhurst, co. Kent, 7 May 1617, was 
Sarah Soole, baptized at Hawkhurst 8 June 1600, daughter of Thomas and Mary 
(Iddenden) Soole of Hawkhurst. Their oldest child, Thomas Hinckley, the well- 
known Governor of the Plymouth Colony, was baptized at Hawkhurst 19 Mar. 
1619/20. A son and a daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Soole) Hinckley were 
buried at Tenterden, and another son and daughter who were baptized at Tenter- 
den probably died young in England. It is to be noticed that their son Thomas 
was not among the children who accompanied them in ,the Hercules, as Savage 
(Genealogical Dictionary) conjectures and Pope (Pioneers of Massachusetts) 
states, but that the four children of the passenger list were their three daughters, 
Susan, Sarah, and Mary, and a kinswoman, Elzab, i.e., Elizabeth. 

Hooke, John, see Peerce, Marmaduke. 

Johnson, Edward, of Canterbury, co. Kent, and Woburn, Mass., whose name 
appears on the second passenger list given above, was the well-known author of 
the "Wonderworking Providence of Sion's Savior in New England." For his 
family and ancestry cf. Register, vol. 67, pp. 169-180, and the "Johnson 
Genealogy," by Alfred Johnson, Boston, 1914, pp. 137-142. His wife was 
Susan Munnter. They had eight children, of whom one, William, was buried 
at Canterbury and seven were brought by them to New England. 

Pacheury, Joseph, who appears on the passenger list of the Hercules as ser- 
vant of Thomas Besbeech, is probably identical with the Joseph Patching or 
Patchen who married at Roxbury, 10 Apr. 1642, Elizabeth Ingulden or Iggleden, 
widow of Stephen Iggleden. Cf . Register, vol. 65, p. 187, Savage's "Genealogi- 
cal Dictionary," and Pope's "Pioneers of Massachusetts." 

Peerce, Marmaduke, of Sandwich, co. Kent, tailor, whose name appears on 
the second passenger list given above, is evidently the Marmaduke Percy of 
Salem, Mass., who was tried in 1639 for the murder of his apprentice (probably 
the John Hooke of the same list) and was finally acquitted. Cf. Winthrop's 
"History of New England," vol. 1, p. 384 (Savage's second edition). 

Pope, John, who appears on the second passenger list as a servant of Nicholas 
Butler, settled in Dorchester, Mass., where his master, Nicholas Butler, settled. 
The latter removed to Martha's Vineyard about 1651, but John Pope con- 
tinued to live in Dorchester, had a w^ife Alice, and died 18 Oct. 1686, leaving a 
widow, Margaret, and children. In his "History of the Dorchester Pope Family," 
Boston, 1888, the late Rev. Charles Henry Pope maintained that this John Pope 
was the son of the John Pope, who, with wife Jane, was in Dorchester as early 
as 3 Sept. 1634 and is called "John Pope senior" in an entry in the town records 
dated 27, 11 mo. 1645 [1645/6.] Mr. Pope held to this theory in spite of the 
fact that the will of the elder John Pope, proved 5, 4 mo. 1649 (the testator died 
12, 2 mo. 1646), and that of his widow, Jane Pope, dated 18 Apr. 1662, mention 
no children except a daughter. They had had a son John, born 30, 4 mo. 1635, 
who undoubtedly died before his father, and a son Nathan, who was born and 
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only surviving child. The presence in Dorchester of the John Pope who, accord- 
ing to Rev. Charles Henry Pope, was the son of "John Pope senior" is explained 
by the fact that his master, Nicholas Butler, with whom he came to New Eng- 
land, settled in Dorchester, and no relationship between this servant of Nicholas 
Butler and "John Pope senior" has been proved. The immigrant ancestor of 
the Di)rchester Pope family was, therefore, the John Pope who came from Kent 
as one of the servants of Nicholas Butler. 

Spice, Christian, whose name appears in the second passenger list given above 
as servant of Nicholas Butler, is probably identical with the "Christian Spisor 
a maide servant" who is found in Rev. John Eliot's record of members of the 
Roxbury church. 

Starj, Thomas, of Canterbury, co. Kent, and of Boston, Mass., whose name 
appears on the second passenger list given above, was, according to Savage 
(Genealogical Dictionary), a younger brother of Comfort Starr, who was a pas- 
senger in the Hercules, but this relationship seems doubtful. Cf. Burgis Pratt 
Starr's "Starr Family," p. ii. 

Starre [Starr], Comfort, of Ashford, co. Kent, and of Cambridge, Mass., 
Duxbury in the Plymouth Colony, and Boston, Mass., passenger in the Her- 
cules. For him and his family cf. Register, vol. 64, pp. 7^-74, and the "Starr 
Family," by Burgis Pratt Starr, Hartford, Conn., 1879. 

Tilden, Nathaniel, of Tenterden, co. Kent, and of Scituate in the Plymouth 
Colony, passenger in the Hercules. For his family and ancestry cf. Register, 
vol. 65, pp. 322-333. His wife was Lydia Huckstep, baptized at Tenterden 11 
Feb. 1587/8, daughter of Steven and Winifred (Hatch) (Wills) (cf. Register, 
vol. 67, pp. 47, 48). Nathaniel and Lydia (Huckstep) Tilden had twelve chil- 
dren baptized at Tenterden. Five of these children were buried at Tenterden, 
and seven accompanied their parents to New England. Their daughter Mary 
married 13 Mar. 1636/7 Thomas Lapham, and their daughter Sarah married 
on the same day George Sutton, both of these men appearing in the passenger 
list as servants of Nathaniel Tilden. 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Contributed by G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr., A.M., LL.B., of Newport, R. I., 
and communicated by the Committee on English Research* 

(Continued from page 142] 
FOWLE-BORDEN 

The wife of Richard Borden, an early settler of Portsmouth, R.'L, 
was Joane Fowle, and the following records relating to the Fowle 
family of co. Kent, England, to which she belonged, reveal her pater- 
nal ancestry back to her great-grandfather and probably even to 
her great-great-grandfather. The relationship of the persons men- 
tioned in some of these records to the ancestors of Joane Fowle 
has not yet been proved, but such records are printed along with 
those bearing directly upon her ancestral line, in the hope that they 
may be of help to future investigators. In the extracts from the 
transcripts of the parish registers a few Borden entries have been 

•The Fowle and Williams materials published in this issue of the Register were collected by 
Mr. Moriarty, Chairman of the Committee on English Research, during his stay in England the 
past winter. He carried on prolonged personal searches in the Public Record Office in London and 
elsewhere in England, particularly in East Anglia and Kent, and has generously placed the records 
assembled by him at the disposal of the Committee. Other contributions by Mr. Moriarty will 
appear in future numbers of the Reqisteh. — Editor. 






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included. The records are followed by a pedigree, in which the his- 
tory of Joane Fowle's family is presented in genealogical form. 

The Will of Thomas Fowle of Marden [co. Kent], dated 28 September' 
1514. To be buried in the church of St. Mighioll at Marden. To the high 
altar for tythes forgotten. To the said light 12d. Residue to my wife Johane, 
executrix. 

To my wife Johane my lands for life, and then to my daughter Costaunce. 
If my wife is with a son, then my lands are to remain to the said son. If 
my children decease before my wife, then to my brother's children. Proved 
7 November 1514. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 12, fo. 370.) 

The Will of John Fowle of Marden [co. Kent], dated 1515. My 

soul to God and the Blessed Lady and all the company of Heaven. To the 
high altar 12d. To the hght of Our Lady 8d. To the light of St. Michel. 
To the hght of the Cross 8d. To John Lyndford of Staplehurst. To my 
godchildren 4d. each. To the two sons of John Potter at the age of twenty 
years. To John Wallear, my godson, after the decease of Agnes, my daughter. 
To WiUiam Fowle of Marden 12d. To Thomas Fowle of Yalding 12d. For 
my burial 13s. 4d. To the poor at my burial. Residue to my daughter 
Agnes. 

Roger Nash, John Tornor, and John Mashe are, to sell a piece of land lying 
at Broke and the wood lying on and growing upon my land and to pay my 
debts with the proceeds. My said feoffees are to suffer Richard Wallear, 
and Agnes Wallear, my daughter, to occupy all my other lands and tenements 
during their Uves, and thereafter their children are to have seisin. If the 
children die before Agnes, then my feoffees are to deliver the lands to her 
in fee simple. Proved 27 November 1515. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, 
vol: 12, fo. 479.) 

The Will of William Fowle of Marden [co. Kent]. To the altar of Mar- 
den church 8s. 12d. [sic]. For tithes forgotten 12d My goods to my wife 
Agnes. 

My feoffees, Robert Reeve and his fellows, are to suffer my wife Agnes 
to occupy my messuages and lands for her life. If it happen that the said 
Agnes, my wife, be with child, then it is to have my lands on my wife's 
decease. If not, then my feoffees are to sell my messuages and lands and get 
the best price that they can or may, and with the money therefrom coming 
to find an honest priest to sing within the parish church of Marden for half 
a year prayers for my soul and all my friends' souls and all Christian souls. 
To repair the highway between my messuage and Cokyllystrwe 6s. 8d. To 
the town of Marden 6s. 8d. To my feoffees for their labour 12d. To John 

Maior for his labour 2d. Executor: John Maior. Proved 1517. 

(Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 13, fo. 2.) 

The Will of Richard Fowle of Marden [co. Kent], dated 9 August 1564. 
To be buried in Marden. To the poor box there 12d. To my daughter 
Joane 5 marks at Michaelmas come two years after my decease. To Eliza- 
beth, my daughter, 13s. 4d. To Richard Ladd, my godson, 6s. 8d. To my 
daughter Margaret 20s. To my daughter Thomasyn £3. 7s. 8d. at marriage. 
To Dyenyce, my daughter, £3. 7s. 8d. at marriage. * If any of my daughters 
die, then their share to the survivors; and if all decease before payment, 
then to my son Richard. To my wife Margaret my house and lands, she 
to pay the rent and bring up my children; and on her death they are to go 
to my son Richard and his heirs lawfully begotten, and for default thereof 
to Dyonyce and her heirs lawfully begotten, arid for default thereof to 
Thomasyne. If my wife die, then Lawrence Love and William Turner are 

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to take the profits and bring up my children in the fear of God. Proved 
7 October 1564. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 37, fo. 183.) 

The Will of Richard Fowle of Frittenden [co. Kent], dated 3 September 
1570. To the poor of Frittenden 20s. To Thomas Fowle, my son and 
executor, all my moveables, but £10 is to be distributed between my son 
Thomas and my daughters Alice and Joane. To John Donner, my daugh- 
ter's son, 20s. 

To my son Thomas Fowle my lands in Fryttenden and Harden, he to 
pay to my two daughters Alice and Joane 13s. 4d. yearly for their lives and 
to his daughter Joane Fowle 20s. yearly after she reaches the age of twenty- 
two years', and for default she may enter. Witnesses: John Pett the Elder, 
John Pett the Younger, his son, and William Foldes. Proved 20 October 
1572. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 41, fo. 277.) 

The Will of Dennte Fowle of Harden [co. Kent], dated 14 July 1578. 
To Richard Kynge, son of Edward Kynge, 2s. To Jeffrey Harmen's wife 
wearing apparel. To Hother Fekens wearing apparel. Father-in-law John 
Brattell. Residue to be sold for the use of my child. If that child die before 
it reaches the age of ten years, then the residue to my sister Thomasyn 
Huskoll, she to pay to Richard, son of Edward Kynge, 5s. To Elean Blushe, 
daughter of Stephen Blushe. Executor: my father-in-law John Brattell. 
Proved 28 January 1578/9. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 43, fo. 227.) 

The Will of Thomas Fowle of Frittenden [co. Kent], dated 20 April 
1587. To be buried in Frittenden churchyard. To the poor at Frittenden 
3s. 8d. To my daughter Joane Fowle £30 at the age of twenty-two years, 
provided she discharge her brothers of an annuity given to her by her grand- 
father, Richard Fowle, issuing out of my lands, and if she refuse, then she 
is to have but £5, to be paid in like manner. To my daughter Harion Fowle 
£20 in goods at the age of twenty-two years. To Clemmens Fowle, my 
daughter, £20. To Joane Fowle, my daughter, half my household stuff. 
Residue to my son Richard Fowle, who is to be my executor. Hy son Rich- 
ard is to give bond for 200 marks to my son Francis Fowle, to pay the lega- 
cies of my daughters. 

To my son Richard Fowle my lands in Harden and my tenement in Frit- 
tenden lying upon the den of Bubhuste, in the occupation of John Leede. 
To Francis Fowle, my second son, at the &ge of twenty-four years, all my 
lands in Biddenden. To Thomas Fowle, my youngest son, at the age of 
twenty-four years, my dwelling and tenement called Shanbleforde and all 
my lands in Frittenden and on the den of Peaseridge. Proved 23 September 
1592. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 48, fo. 420.) 

The nuncupative Will of Thomas Fowle of Frittenden [co. Kent], yeo- 
man, made 13 Hay 1628 before Hr. Richard Bond, vicar of Frittenden. 
He gave all to his wife and child or children. Being asked by Hr. Bond if 
he gave nothing to his brothers, he *answered No, they were rich enough 
already. Hade before Hr. Richard Bond of Frittenden, Widow Hyland, 
Thomas Herchant, William Blackmore, and others. Proved 28 Hay 1628. 
(Consistory of Canterbury, vol. 48, fo, 290.) 

The Will of Richard Fowle of Hedcorne [co. Kent], yeoman, dated 20 
December 1630. To the poor of Hedcorne. To a minister to preach at my 
funeral. To Ehzabeth Joseph, my daughter. To Jane Fowle, my young- 
est daughter, £300. To my daughter-in-law Hary Stannard. To Widow 
Perrin. To my grandchild Richard Borden my Uttle house and land in the 
east end of Hedcorne which I bought of Abraham Coaras [?], and his mother, 
Joane Borthen, is to take the profits so long as she lives. To Joane 






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Borthen, my daughter, an annuity of 40s. a year out of my lands in 
Frittenden which I bought of WiUiam Matthews. The rest of my lands to 
my son Richard Fowle. Proved 26 March 1631. (Consistory of Canter- 
bury, vol. 49, fo. 313.) 

The WiU of Francis Fowle of Cranbrooke [co. Kent],, clothier, dated 
8 October 1632. To forty poor of Cranbrooke. To Mr. Abbot, the min- 
ister, 40s. to preach my funeral sermon. To Ralph Whitfield, Esq., £5. 
To my wife Elizabeth £50 and my books, plate, rings, etc., with household 
stuff, except the long table in the hall. To my sister Clemens Fitch £40. 
To my cousin EHzabeth Joseph, wife of Robert Joseph of Dartford, £30. 
To my cousin Jane Babson, wife of John Babson, £30. To my sister Payne, 
wife of Peter Payne, £10. To my cousin Francis [sic] Fowle of Frittenden, 
daughter of my brother Thomas Fowle, £5. To my cousin Robert Hals- 
woode, son of my sister Joane Halswoode, £20 and my hanger and belt. 
To my brother Thomas Whitfield a ring. To my cousin Margaret Morten, 
wife of James Morten, a ring. To my cousin Richard Fowle. To my 
cousin Robert Joseph of Dartford my riding coat. To my godson Francis 
Leightwty. To my servant Mary Watts. The residue to my cousin Richard 
Borden of Cranbrooke, and he to be executor. 

To my wife Ehzabeth my messuages in Cranbrook for life, and on her 
death to my kinswoman Joane Borden, wife of Richard Borden, for her 
life, and then to her son Francis Borden. To my cousin Richard Fowle, 
son of my brother Richard Fowle, my lands in Biddenden. Proved 3 April 
1633. 

[The decree for Richard Borden as executor, dated 6 June 1633, gives the 
following relationships: Ehzabeth Fowle, widow of deceased. Clementine 

Fowle als Fitch and Fowle als Payne, sisters of deceased. Richard 

Fowle, Joane Fowle als Borden, Joan Fowle als Babson, and Elizabeth 
Fowle als Joseph, children of Richard Fowle, brother of deceased. Francis 
[sic] Fowle, daughter of Thomas Fowle deceased, brother of deceased. 
Robert Halswoode, son of Joane Fowle als Halswoode, sister of deceased. 
Richard Borden appeared by his proctor, Richard Birkhened, N. P.] (Con- 
sistory of Canterbury, vol. 50, fo. 73.) 

From the Transcripts of the Parish Registers of Cranbrook, 

CO. Kent 

1635 Richard Fowle and Dorothy Holford married 13 April. 

From the Transcripts of the Parish Registers op Frittenden, 

CO. Kent, 1563-1612 

Baptisms 

1568 Joane Foule daughter of Thomas 6 May. 

1569 Richard Foule son of Thomas 18 December. 

1571 William Falle son of Thomas — February [1571/2]. 

1572 Francis Full son of Thomas 23 November. 
1574 Joan Burden daughter of Richard 24 October. 
1574 John Foule son of Thomas 19 January [1574/5]. 
1577 Marion Fowle daughter of Thomas 12 May. 
1579 Thomas Foulle son of Thomas 2 August. 

1584 Thomas Fowle son of Edward 28 December. 

1586 Edward Fowle son of Edward 5 June. 

1589 Phillyp Fowle daughter of Edward 24 September. 

1591 Hanna Fowle daughter of Edward 16 January [1591/2]. 

1598 John Fowle son of Edward 14 January [1598/9]. 

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Marriages 

1564 Thomas Foale and Elizabeth Carre 22 October. 

1573 Richard Burdon and Margaret Benson, widow, 28 November. 

1575 Robert Hobbes and EHzabeth Foule, widow, 3 October. 

1583 John Fowle and Katherine Groomebridge 24 June. 

1589 Peter Payne and Alice Burden 15 September. 

1597 Peter Payne and Marion Foole 7 July. 

1598 Thomas Halsworthe and Joan Fowle 7 August. 

Burials 

1563 Thomas Burdon son of John 25 July. 

1564 Richard Carr — September. 

1570 Joane Foale [wife] of Thomas 21 May. 

1571 Son of Thomas Fulle 18 January [1571/2]. 

1572 01deFuU5May. 

1573 John Burdon 26 April. 
1573 Eleanor Burden 17 October. 

1575 Richard Burden the sexton 21 April. 

1579 Dyonysse wife of 31 October. 

1580 John Foule son of Thomas 2 June. 

1583 Wife of John Fowle 18 June. 

1584 Margery Fowle wife of Thomas 13 January [1584/5]. 
1586 Edward Fowle son of Edward 11 August. 

1588 John Fowle a poore householder 16 August. 

1591 Stillborn child of Peter Payne 6 October. 

1591 Hanna Fowle daughter of Edward 21 February [1591/2]. 

1592 Thomas Fowle a householder 25 August. 
159 ■/ Stillborn child of Edward Fowle 1 October. 

1601 Edward Fowle a householder 4 December. 

1602 Thomas Fowle son of Edward 7 June. 

Miscellaneous 
1573 Thomas Fowle churchwarden of Frittenden. 

From the Transcripts of the Parish Registers of Headcorn, 

CO. Kent, 1590-1631 

Baptisms 

1594 John Borden 20 April. 

1595 Richard Borden son of Matthew 22 February [1595/6]. 

1602 Ann [sic, ? Amie] Borden daughter of Matthew 26 April [1602/3 (sic)]. 

1608 Elizabeth Fowle daughter of Richard 12 March [1608/9]. 

1612 Joane Fowle daughter of Richard 5 July. 

1626 Richard Borden son of Richard 9 July. 

Marriages 

1607 William Fitche of Ashford and Clemence Fowle of Frittenden 1 

February [1607/8]. 
1620 John Rae and Mary Borden 4 May. 
1625 Richard Borden and Joane Fowle 28 September. 

Burials 

1590 John Borden 5 [?] February [1590/1]. 

1592 Thomas Borden 21 April. 

1593 Elizabeth Borden 9 December. 
1600 Matthew Borden 4 October. 

1611 The son of Matthew Borden' 6 November. 

1627 Mary Fowle wife of Richard 1 August. 
1631 Richard Fowle 2 March [1631/2]. 



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From Lay Subsidies for go. Kent* 

36 Henry VIII [1544-5]. 

Hundred of Cranbrook.f Richard Fowle 20s. 

James Fowle [of Cranbrook] 10s. 

37 Henry VIII [1545-6]. 

Hundred of Cranbrook. Richard Fowle in lands [of the yearly value 

of] £4 [tax] 8s. 
James Fowle in lands [of the yearly value 

of] £5 [tax] 10s. 
Thomas Fowle in goods [valued at] £7 
[tax] 4s. 8d. 
Hundred of Harden. Richard Fowle in lands [of the yearly 

value of] 20s. [tax] 2d. 

2 and 4 Edward VI [1548-9, 1550-1]. 

Hundred of Cranbrook. Richard Fowle in goods [valued at] £15. 

13 EKzabeth [1570-1]. 

Hundred of Harden. Gye Fowle in lands [of the yearly value of] 

20s. [tax] 16d. 

39 Ehzabeth [1596-7]. 

Hundred of Cranbrook. 

Cranbrook. Francis Foole in goods [valued at] £3 [tax] 

8d. 
Frittenden. Richard Fowle in lands [of the yearly 

value of] 30s. [tax] 6d. 

Second payment of the same subsidy. 
Lathe of Scray. 

Frittenden, Richard Fowle in lands [torn]. 

8 James I [1610-11]. 

Hundred of Cranbrook. 
Frittenden. Thomas Foule in lands [of the yearly value 

of] 20s. [tax] 16d. 

From the foregoing records and from authorities cited below the 
following pedigree has been compiled, showing the ancestry of Joane 
Fowle, wife of Richard Borden of Portsmouth, R. I., and giving the 
children of Richard and Joane Borden. 

1. Richard Fowle, of Frittenden, co. Kent, the testator of 
1570, probably a son of Thomas Fowle of Harden, co. Kent, the 
testator of 1514, and his wife Johane, was born probably soon after 

8 Sept. 1514, and was buried at Frittenden 5 May 1572. The name 
of his wife, who must have died before 3 Sept. 1570, is unknown. 
He held lands also in Harden. 
Children: 

2. i. Thomas, b. probably about 1540. 
ii. Alice, living 3 Sept. 1570. 

iii. JoANE, living 3 Sept. 1570. 

iv. A DAUGHTER, who m. DoNNER and d. before 3 Sept. 1570. 

Child: 1. John, living 3 Sept. 1570, when he is mentioned in the will 

of his grandfather. 

2. Thomas Fowle (Richard), of Frittenden, co. Kent, the testator 

•Preserved in the Public Record OflBce, London. 
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of 1587, born probably about 1540, was buried at Frittenden 
25 Aug. 1592. He married first, at Frittenden, 22 Oct. 1564, 

Elizabeth Carre; secondly Joane , who was buried at 

Frittenden 21 May 1570; and thirdly Margery , who 

was buried at Frittenden 13 Jan. 1584/5. He was church- 
warden at Frittenden in 1573. His father, in his will dated 3 
Sept. 1570 and proved 20 Oct. 1572, devised to him his lands 
in Frittenden and Marden, subject to certain annuities. 
Children by first or second wives : 

i. A SON, bur. at Frittenden 18 Jan. 1571/2. 

ii. Joane (probably a child by second wife), bapt. at Frittenden 6 May 

1568; mentioned in the will of her brother Francis (2, v) 8 Oct. 

1632; m. at Frittenden, 7 Aug. 1598, Thomas Halsworthe or 

Halswoode. Child: 1. Robert, living 6 June 1633. 
3. iii. Richard (probably a child by second wife), bapt. at Frittenden 18 

Dec. 1569. 

Children by third wife: 

iv. William, bapt. at Frittenden in Feb. 1571/2; probably d. young. 

V. Francis, the testator of 1632, bapt, at Frittenden 23 Nov. 1572; d. 

s.p. between 8 Oct. 1632 and 3 Apr. 1633; m. Elizabeth 

[? Whitfield], who was living 6 June 1633. He was a rich clothier 
of Cranbrook, co. Kent, and held lands in Cranbrook and Bidden- 
den, CO. Kent. His will, of 8 Oct. 1632, mentions many relatives. 

vi. John, bapt. at Frittenden 19 Jan. 1574/5; bur. there 2 June 1580. 

vii. Marion, bapt. at Frittenden 12 May 1577; living 6 June 1633; m. at 
Frittenden, 7 July 1597, apparently as his second wife, Peter 
Payne, who was living 8 Oct. 1632.* 

viii. Thomas, of Frittenden, yeoman, the testator of 1628, bapt. at Fritten- 
den 2 Aug. 1579; d. between 13 and 28 May 1628; m. , who 

was living 13 May 1628. His father, in his will dated 20 Apr. 1587 
and proved 23 Sept. 1592, devised to him at the age of twenty-four 
years his dwelling and tenement called Shanbleforde and all his lands 
in Frittenden and on the den' of Peaseridge. Child: 1. Francis [sic] 
(a daughter), living 6 June 1633, a legatee in the will of her uncle, 
Francis Fowle (2, v), dated 8 Oct. 1632. 

ix. Clemence, b. not later than 13 Jan. 1584/5; living 6 June 1633; m. 
at Headcorn, co. Kent, 1 Feb. 1607/8, being called of Frittenden, 
William Fitche of Ashford. 

3. Richard Fowle {Thomas, Richard), of Frittenden and Headcorn, 
CO. Kent, yeoman, the testator of 1630, baptized at Frittenden 
18 Dec. 1569, was buried at Headcorn 2 Mar. 1631/2. He 

seems to have married first ;t and secondly, at St. 

Margaret's, Canterbury, go. Kent, by hcence dated 3 Sept. 
1601, being then called of Frittenden, Mary Filkes, of Frit- 
tenden, widowjt who was buried at Headcorn 1 Aug. 1627. 
He held lands in Frittenden and Marden, co. Kent, which were 
devised to him in the will of his father, dated 20 Apr. 1587. 
Child by first wife : 

i. Richard, bapt. at Frittenden 1 Aug. 1601; probably m. at Cranbrook, 
CO. Kent, 13 Apr. 1635, Dorothy Holford. His uncle, Francis 
Fowle (2, v), in his will dated 8 Oct. 1632 and proved 3 Apr. 1633, 
devised to him his lands in Biddenden, co. Kent. 

•Peter Payne married at Frittenden, 15 Sept. 1589, Alice Burden. A stillborn child of Peter 
Payne was buried at Frittenden 6 Oct. 1591. 

fin his will he mentions his daughter-in-law [i.e., stepdaughter] Mary Stannard, but she may 
have been a married woman. 

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Children by second wife: 

ii. JoANE, d. at Portsmouth, R. I., 15 July 1688; m. at Headcorn, 28 Sept. 
1625, Richard Borden, bapt. at Headcorn 22 Feb. 1595/6, d. at 
Portsmouth, R. I., 25 May 1671, s. of Matthew and Joan of Head- 
corn. He removed from Headcorn to Cranbrook, co. Kent, in 1628, 
emigrated thence to New England in 1637/8, and settled at Ports- 
mouth, R, I. He was freeman at Portsmouth 16 Mar. 1640/1, a 
member of a committee to treat with the Dutch, 18 May 1653, 
assistant at Portsmouth, 1653, 1654, treasurer, 1654, 1655, commis- 
sioner, 1654, 1656, 1657, freeman 1655, and deputy from Ports- 
mouth to the Rhode Island General Assembly, 1667, 1670. He was a 
surveyor, and acquired large tracts of land in Rhode Island and in 
East Jersey (Monmouth County) . He was buried in the burial ground 
of the Society of Friends at Portsmouth. His nuncupative will, of 
which an abstract is given in Austin's "Genealogical Dictionary of 
Rhode Island," was admitted to probate by the town council of Ports- 
mouth 31 May 1671. It mentions his wife Joan and all his children ex- 
cept Richard and Elizabeth, who probably died young. Children : 1. 
Richard, bapt. at Headcorn 9 July 1626. 2. Thomas, of Providence, R. 
I., bapt. at Headcorn 3 Oct. 1627; d. 25 Nov. 1676; m. 20 Jan. 1663/4 
Mary Harris, who d. 22 Mar. 1717/18, dau. of WilKam and Susanna 
of Providence; eight children. 3. Francis, of Portsmouth, R. I., 
and Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co^ East Jersey, bapt. at Cranbrook 
23 Dec. 1628; d. in Monmouth Co., East Jersey, 19, 1 mo. 1705/6; 
m. 12, 4 mo. 1677 Jane Vickars; four children. 4. Mary, bapt. at 
Cranbrook 13 Jan. 1632/3; d. before 1691; m. John Cooke, who d. 
in 1691, s. of Thomas; eleven children. 5. Elizabeth, bapt. at Cran- 
brook 25 May 1634. 6. Matthew, of Portsmouth, R. I., b. at Ports- 
mouth in May 1638 and said in the Friends' records to be "the first 
English child born on Rhode Island;" d. in 1708; m. 4 Mar. 1673/4 
Sarah Clayton, b. in 1654, d. 19 Apr. 1735; ten children. 7. John, 
of Portsmouth, R. I., b. at Portsmouth in Sept. 1640; d. 4 June 
1716; m. 25 Dec. 1670 Mary Earle, b. about 1655, d. in June 1734, 
dau. of William and Mary (Walker); nine children. 8. Joseph, of 
Portsmouth, R. I., b. at Portsmouth 3 July (or Jan.) 1643; m. Hope 

; removed to Barbados, B. W. I.; three children recorded 

in Rhode Island before 1674. 9. Sarah, b. at Portsmouth in May 
1644; d. after 1705; m. Jonathan Holmes, who d. in 1713, s. of Oba- 
diah and Catharine; nine children. 10. Samuel, of Portsmouth, 
R. I., and Westchester, N. Y., b. at Portsmouth in July 1645; m. 
1 June 1679, being then of Westchester, Elizabeth Crosse. 11. 
Benjamin, of Portsmouth, R. I., and of Monmouth and Burlington 
Counties, N. J., b. at Portsmouth in May 1649; d. after. 1718; m. 
22 Sept. 1670 Abigail Grover, dau. of James; ten children. 12. 
Amey, b. at Portsmouth in Feb. 1653/4; d. 5 Feb. 1683/4; m. 27 
Mar. 1678 William Richardson; three children.* 

iii. Elizabeth, bapt. at Headcorn 12 Mar. 1608/9; living 6 June 1633; 
m. before 20 Dec. 1630 Robert Joseph of Dartford, co. Kent, who 
was living 8 Oct. 1632. 

iv. Jaishe (or Joane), bapt. at Headcorn 5 July 1612; living 6 June 1633; 
m. after 20 Dec. 1630 John Babson, who was living 8 Oct. 1632. 

•For the paternal ancestry of Richard Borden, the emigrant to New England in 1637/8, cf. 
the Pedigree of Richard Borden, by Thomas Allen Glenn, Philadelphia, 1901. The facta given 
above about him and his children have been taken, for the most part, from Glenn's Pedigree, 
Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, and Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the 
First Settlers of New England. 

John Borden, eighth and youngest child of Matthew and Joan of Headcorn and brother of 
Richard, was baptized 22 Feb. 1606/7, and emigrated to New England in the Elizabeth & Ann 
in May 1635, being then recorded as aged 28 years, with his wife Joan, aged 23 years, his son 
Matthew, aged 8 years, and his daughter Elizabeth, aged 3 years. (Cf. Glenn's Pedigree, p. 13, 
and Drake's Founders of New England, p. 30.) 



234 Genealogical Research in England [July 

Williams 

The two Chancery cases of which abstracts are given below re- 
late to Sidrach Williams, a brother of Roger Williams. In "George 
Fox digg'd out of his Burro wes" Roger Wilhams wrote of ''my 
brother a Turkey merchant in London," and the second of these 
cases shows that the late Henry FitzGilbert Waters was right in his 
conjecture that Sidrach Wilhams was the brother thus described. 
Cf. Register, vol. 43, page 299. 

From Chancery Proceedings* 

27 November 1626. Complaint to Sir Thomas Coventry, Lord Keeper 
of the Great Seal of England, shows that your orator, Sydrack Williams 
of London, merchant, about the month of February 1621, and WilHam Clo- 
bery of London, merchant, were partners in trading and commerce in serges 
and perpetuanas, and so continued until July 1622, that one Thomas Bridge- 
man of Exon in Devon, gentleman, had serges and perpetuanas that were 
hardly merchantable, and, seeing that your orator and his partner were 
diligent merchants, he pretended that he was of their acquaintance at the 
time of the beginning of the partnership, and agreed to sell them serges and 
perpetuanas from Devon of the best quality, at reasonable prices, and they 
reUed on his representations and accepted said serges and perpetuanas. On 
or about July 1622 the partnership was dissolved, and an accounting was 
made, and the orator agreed to pay one half of the account, namely £150, and 
in July 1623 the orator gave said Bridgeman a bond for £300, with Clobery as 
his surety, to pay the same in six months, and he paid most of it, namely 
£100, and he was willing and ready to pay the rest, but Bridgeman would not 
accept, and desired the orator to keep the rest, saying that he had no occa- 
sion then to use the £50, and that he would not take advantage of the bond. 
A difference hath now arisen between William Clobery and Bridgeman for 
other and larger sums, and Bridgeman is now seeking to recover on the 
bond against Clobery, although he is only a surety, and he refuses to accept 
the residue, although often requested by the orator in a friendly manner, 
and he has 'refused to cancel the bond, contrary to equity and good con- 
science. Moreover, the bond was for overvalued serges and perpetuanas, 
and the orator has no remedy at law, and cannot take advantage of the 
verbal promise, and prays a discovery against Bridgeman as to the true 
value of the goods, and if he did not overvalue the same, and if he did not 
tell the orator that he paid ready money for the goods, whereas he took long 
credits, and if the orator did not often tender and offer to pay the bond, 
and if he did not refuse payment, and if the reason for such refusal was not 
to put the bond in suit against William Clobery, and if he hath not given 
out speeches to that purpose and effect, and prays for a writ of subpoena 
against said Bridgeman and other relief according to equity and good con- 
science. 

[Signed] George Moore. 

[Answer missing.] (Chancery Proceedings, James I.) 

28 May 1628. Complaint to Thomas Coventry, Lord Keeper, by Sy- 
drack Williams of London, merchant, shows that in or about April 1624 he 
entered into a contract with one John Freeman of Dedham, Suffolk [sic], 
clothier, to buy twenty Suffolk cloths within twenty days thereafter, viz., 
six violets, seven blues, and seven azures, at £10 per cloth, to be paid for at 
the Feast of the Nativitie next ensuing, and Freeman, having three of the 

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cloths in London which he could not vend or sell, delivered them as a sample 
and pattern to the orator, and promised to deliver the other seventeen in 
the twenty days, so that, relying thereon, the orator forbore to buy other 
cloths for four or five months thereafter. Freeman then delivered fourteen 
of the cloths in October, when the time for shipping was past, and shortly 
thereafter pretended to have occasion to use money in London, and the 
orator, although the cloths were delivered late and the money not yet due, 
unwiUingly, at Freeman's request, loaned him £10. Freeman has not yet 
delivered the other three cloths, to wit, of violet, and nevertheless denies 
the receipt of the £10, and has commenced an action at common law for the 
price of the seventeen cloths. The orator cannot call to mind who was 
present at the agreement for the twenty cloths or at the lending of the £10, 
and prays that Freeman may be examined as to these points, and for a 
writ of subpoena, as he has no bar at the common law. 

[Signed] Francis Bedingfield. 

31 May 1628. Answer of John Freeman. The orator, even if he did not 
receive the cloths, has a remedy at common law in an action on the case, 
but the defendant says that in or about April 1627 he agreed to deliver 
twenty cloths, viz., seven "blewes," seven azures, and six violets, by Midsum- 
mer next ensuing, and complainant was to pay £10 per cloth, or £200 in all, 
by the Feast of the Nativitie. He did deliver three violets, four blues, 
and four azures, which the complainant first saw at the house of the de- 
fendant's brother, Symon Freeman, and one George Massy, both cloth- 
workers in Fenchurch Street, London. The complainant marked and 
sealed these, and the defendant thereafter dehvered three more, and the 
rest, being six, he did not dehver until, as he confesses, three weeks after 
Midsummer, which was not a long time, and, although of proper colors 
and equal goodness, the complainant turned back three of the six, which the 
defendant sold afterwards for more than the complainant had agreed to 
pay. The complainant has promised to pay for those received to the sum 
of £170, but has only paid £10, which was never borrowed of the complainant. 
The defendant was only paid this three or four days after Ladie Day last 
past, which was long after the £170 was due, and it was paid in part payment, 
and complainant promised to pay the rest to the defendant's brother, and, 
although the brother often asked for it, he failed to pay, so that the de- 
fendant came up to London to solicit payment, and he promised from day to 
day to pay but failed to do so, until the defendant had to go home on account 
of his trade, without pay and the expenses of his trip to London of 20 marks 
and also the loss of the use of his money. There was no agreement to de- 
liver the cloths in twenty days, as bill untruly alleges. The time for ship- 
ping the cloths was not past when they were delivered, nor for long after, 
for the defendant says that the usual time for the Turkish merchants to ship 
and vend such bouts of cloth is not until about Michaelmas, nor sooner,, 
which is the usual time that the Turkey merchants ship their cloths for to be 
transported, and the complainant so shipped them, as he had them three 
months before they were shipped, so that the complainant was not damaged. 
The defendant has properly commenced an action in the King's Bench, as 
he has a right to do, to recover the price of the cloths delivered. (Chan- 
cery Proceedings, James I, C. 3, B. 418/216.) 

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LEADERS IN THE WINTHROP FLEET, 1630 
Communicated by J. Gardner Bartlett of Boston, Mass. 

The following list of some of the leading men who came to New 
England in the fleet with Winthrop in 1630 is preserved in the Colo- 
nial Office Papers, vol. 5, no. 78, in the Pubhc Record Oflice, London. 

A Note of the names of the principall undertakers for the plantation of 
the Mattachusetts bay in Newe England that are themselves gonne over 
with theire wives and children. 

Mr Joh: Winthroppe Esqr: Governor, and three of his sonnes. 

Sr Rich: Saltonstall Knight, three of his sonnes and 2 daughters. 

Mr Isaake Johnson Esqr and the Lady Arbella his wife Sister to the 

Earle of Lincolne. 
Mr Charles Fines the said Earles brother. 
Mr Dudley, his wife, 2 sonnes and 4 daughters. 
Mr Coddington and his wife. 
Mr Pincheon and his wife and 3 daughters. 
Mr Vassall and his wife. 
Mr Re veil. 

[Endorsed] 
The names of the New plantators In New England. 
For the right honnorable the Lord Carleton. 

This list raises a few interesting points. From various evidences 
it appears that the three sons brought by Governor Winthrop were 
Henry, Stephen, and Samuel. Sir Richard Saltonstall had four sons, 
Richard, Samuel, Robert, and Henry. Probably the youngest son, 
Henry, was the one left in England, and he came later to New Eng- 
land. The daughters were Rosamond and Grace. Charles Fiennes, 
born about 1607, was the fifth son of Thomas Fiennes, alias Clinton, 
third Earl of Lincoln, and a younger brother of Theophilus Fiennes, 
fourth Earl of Lincoln. He entered Christ's College, Cambridge, in 
Easter 1624, but did not proceed to a degree. He remained only a 
few weeks in New England, and then returned to England.* The 
four daughters brought over by Thomas Dudley were Ann, Patience, 
Sarah, and Mercy. His son Samuel Dudley, baptized 30 Nov. 1608, 
is known to have come with his parents; but who was the other son 
referred to in the Hst? The father married, 25 Apr. 1603, Dorothy 
Yorke, and when elected deputy governor, 17 May 1637, is called 
''senior," a term which imphes a son Thomas then fiving in New 
England. The records of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, show that 
a Thomas Dudley, pensioner, matriculated in Easter 1624, and re- 
ceived his A.B. in Jan. 1626/7 and his A.M. in Apr. 1630. This may 
well have been the eldest son of Governor Dudley, born probably 
about 1606 and receiving his master's degree just before sailing in 
the Winthrop fleet, of which some of the vessels did not leave Eng- 
land until the end of April 1630. According to this fist Wilfiam 

•Savage, in hia Genealogical Dictionary, has erroneously confused this passenger w-ith another 
person of the same name. 



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Pyncheon's only son John did not come with his parents, as has been 
commonly supposed. Wilham Vassall and his wife soon returned to 
England, but came back in 1635, bringing then their children. 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By Henry Edwards Scott, A.B., Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 4 May 1921. A stated meeting of the Society was 
held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 P.M., Vice President Chase 
presiding. 

The minutes of the April meeting were approved, and the reports of the Cor- 
responding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
Council reporting that since the April meeting members of the Society had been 
elected as follows: 

Ldfe Members 

Sarah Rodman Baldwin of Baltimore, Md. 
Louis Thorn Golding of St. Joseph, Mo. 

Resident Members 

Mary Emma Wood of Brookline, Mass. 
Lynn Eugene Brown of Cortland, N. Y. 
Wendell Maro Weston, 2d, of Cambridge, Mass. 
Mary Ellen Coventry of Burlington, Vt. 

On motion it was 

Voted, That the vote of the Society of 5 January 1921, authorizing the President and Treasurer 
of the Society to convey, in the name of the Society, a certain narrow strip of land to the Boston 
Architectural Club, be and hereby is rescinded. 

On motion it was 

Voted, That the Vice President for Massachusetts and the Treasurer of the Society be and 
hereby are authorized to convey, in the name of the Society, to the Boston Architectural Club, 
upon such terms and at such price as the said ofiBcers may deem advisable, a narrow strip of land 
at the rear of the premises numbered 16 Somerset Street, in the City of Boston, under the rear 
walls of the buildings of said club. 

Vice President Chase then presented, as the speaker of the afternoon, Loring 
Underwood of Boston, whose address on Old New England Gardens was illus- 
trated by a series of remarkably beautiful colored stereopticon views and was 
greatly enjoyed by the large audience, which filled Wilder Hall, 

At 4.05 P.M. the Chair declared the meeting dissolved, and the members of 
the Society, with their guests, remained for a pleasant social hour in the adjoining 
tea room. 



NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain geneal- 
ogists and publishers have used the name of the Society in con- 
nection with their own enterprises, the Society again desires to 
state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this country 
or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any publications 
other than those that it issues over its own name at 9 Ashburton 
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Hinckley. — The following brief abstract of the will of John Henkele (i.e., 
Hinckley) of Lenham, co. Kent, Eng., was sent to me by Mrs. 5^1izabeth (French) 
Bartlett, who found the will, in Latin, some time after her article on the English 
ancestry of Samuel Hinckley, who came to New England in the Hercules in 
1635, had been published in the Register (vol. 65, pp. 287-290, 314-319. 
Cf. also Register, vol. 68, pp. 186-189). The testator, who mentions wife 
Margaret, sons John, Robert, and Thomas, and daughter Anne, was probably 
the father of the two brothers, John and Robert Henkle, with whom the Hinckley 
pedigree in the Register (vol. 65, p. 316) begins. If this supposition is correct, 
the English ancestry of the New England Hinckleys has been carried back one 
generation farther than it was carried in the pedigree previously printed in the 
Register. 

The Will of John Henkele of Leneham [Lenham], co. Kent, dated 5 January 
1483/4. To be buried in the churchyard of St. Mary's, Leneham. My daughter 
Anne. My moveable goods to my wife Margaret and my sons John, Robert, 
and Thomas, in equal parts. Executors: my sons John and Robert. Overseer: 
John Howlott. 

My will regarding my lands and tenements. My son John to have my messuage 
and garden in Tenham [Teynham], with a marsh called Cleoemarsh, and three 
acres of land called Cooneer during the life of my wife, with reversion at her 
death to my son Thomas. To my son Robert my messuage in Leneham, with 
two acres of land next Lovegrove. My wife Margaret to remain in occupation 
of my house at Leneham for eight years after my decease. Witnesses: Mr. 
John Walker, John Howlott, Hugh Kingsland, and John Moor. Proved by the 
executors 17 March 1483/4. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 3, fo. 495.) 

New York City. Samuel Parker Hinckley. 



Instructions. FOR the Heralds' Visitations. — The following "Instructions," 
which have been copied from "Domestic State Papers, Charles I," vol. 360, p. 
236, are likely to interest students of Heraldry. 

Instructions for Those That Are to Goe Our Marshalls 
in the Severall Visitacons This Yeare Ao 1634. 

1. First to goe these Visitacons wth a full resolucon and intent rather to 
aduance the reputacon of the Office and in discharge of the duty belonging to an 
Officer of Armes then for the desyre of gaine. 

2. Item to endeavour by all possible meanes to giue Gents that content as 
that thefy may be induced to beleve that it is not their money wee looke after but 
to doe them and their posterity right in the p'seniacon of their di scents matches 
alhance and issue, and this in a way not vnusuall but often heretofore practised, 
both in auntient and latter tymes even generally ouer the whole Kingdome. 

3. Item to beare themselues civilly and wth due respect towards all Gents 
even the poorest especially when other of meaner condicon are in presence, and 
on the other side to beat down the insolencie of such as shall aspire to Gentry 
wthout right, though ever so rich or potent. 

4. Item to enter poore Gentlemens discents wth all willingness taking nothing 
for the same, but doing them all grace in the view of others. 

5. Item for the rest to enter their discents onely taking the auntient and 
accustomed fees, not suffring Clarks or Painters to exact vpon them. 

6. Item aboue all thinges to keepe vp the credit of the Comission being vnder 
the great Scale not suffering any one though ever so great to vihfie or debase 
the same, wthout due reprehension in fitt and graue language. 

7. Item in taking of discents not to exceed 4 or fiue degrees or as many as may 
probably be wthin the memory of man or cognisance of the Country. 

8. Item to make nor admitt of noe pedegrees but testified authentically vnder 
the hands of two or three officers of Armes whereof Garter to be one according 
to the Duke of Norfolk's Order, and if you meet with any otherwise made or 
testified to admonish the p'ties to p'cure fuller testimonie. 

London. J. Gardner Bartlett. 






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Norton. — The following inscriptions were copied from two slate gravestones 
on a knoll on the Damon Norton farm, so called, situated at the head of the 
Oyster Pond, west side, Edgartown, Mass. They supply more detailed informa- 
tion about the age of John Norton and his widow than is given in the printed 
Vital Records of Edgartown. There are five other graves on the same line, but 
unmarked. The buildings belonging to the farm were burned last September, 
and the place is deserted. 

In memory of Mr John Norton: who died July 17. 1814: Aged 83 years, & 

21 days. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary Norton, widow of Mr. John Norton; who died 

July 29. 1814: Aged 92 years, 9 mo. & 29 days. 

Edgartown, Mass. Francis A. Foster. 



Woods-Burke. — The following records have been copied from the flyleaf of a 
book written by Elizabeth (Woods) Burke, wife of James Burke of New Brain- 
tree, Mass. James and Elizabeth (Woods) Burke had other children, besides 
the Frederick W[illiam] mentioned in these records. One of their children, 
Mary Ann Burke, who was born 5 Jan. 1810 and died 17 Jan. 1886, was married 
in 1834* to Samuel Davis* Harrington of Paxton, Mass., son of Samuel' (Nathan,* 
Joseph,* Joseph,* Robert^. Samuel Davis and Mary Ann (Burke) Harrington 
were grandparents of the writer of this note, who has in his possession the original 
records of which a copy is here given. f 

My grandfather. Deacon J. Woods removed his family from Marlborough 

to this town [New Braintree] May 14th., 1752. 
Deacon Jonathan Woods, my Father, was united in marriage to Lydia, 

Goodenough in 1748. 

June 9th., 1752 the first meetinghouse in. this town raised. 
Sept. 1753 Rev. B. White preached the first sermon in the house. 
April 17th., 1754 Rev. J. Ruggles installed and church gathered. 
Second meetinghouse raised May 7th., 1801, dedicated Sept., 12, 1802. 
Rev. John Fisk installed here October 26th., 1796. 

My Father was born December 19, 1728. Died September 19, 1807 
My Mother was born December 21, 1729. Died September 7, 1802. 

Their Children: 

Eunice Woods born September 7, 1749. Died June 16, 1819 
Relief Woods born March 16, 1751. Died March 14, 1815 
Phebe Woods born September 30, 1752. Died September 23, 1826 
Dorothy Woods born November 29, 1754. Died May 2, 1804 
John Woods born June 6, 1757. August 27, 1829 
Meliscent Woods born July 24, 1759. Died April 11, 1815. 
Jonathan Woods November 5, 1761. Died Feb. 1, 1830. 
Paul Woods born Feb. 29, 1764. Died June — 1834. , a o /. ^- 

Lydia Woods born Feb. 20, 1766 g^ l^S" '¥ ^ 

Silas Woods born March 27, 1768. Died Nov. or Dec. 1813. 
Elizabeth Woods born December 13, 1770 
•Charlotte Woods born July 2, 1773. Died June 30, 1775. 

Anna Anderson born August 22, 1745. Died Sept. 23, 1833. 

. James Burke born April 25, 1773. United in marriage to Elizabeth Woods 
in October 1793. Died April 5th., 1830. 
Frederick W. Burke born July 10, 1814. Died Feb. 1, 1831. 

Columbus, Ohio. Davis Harrington Morris. 

•According to the printed Vital Records of New Braintree this marriage took place 28 De«. 
1833.— Editor. 

tA few of the following records may be found also in the Vital Records of Marlborough and th« 
Vital Records of New Braintree, but several of them are not printed in either of those books. The 
dates here given do not in every case correspond with the dates found in the printed Vital Rec- 
ords. — Editor, 



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Recent Books 



[July 



Historical Intelliqencb 

Hjiraldrt. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Hiatoric 
G«nealogical Society strongly recommends that all coats of arms which can be 

proved to be authentic be offered for record 
with this Society. The arrangements for the 
making and preservation of such records are 
complete, and the volume of recorded arms has 
been begun by the entry therein of a number of 
well-authenticated coats. Printed forms and 
directions for the making of applications may 
be obtained from the Committee, and all com- 
munications on this subject should be addressed 
to the Committee on Heraldry, New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Without taking any position with reference to 
the propriety of assummg arms, the Committee 
will DC glad to examine arms or heraldic device* 
which any person or organiaation desires to as- 
Bume, and give advice as to whether the same are heraldicaUy correct or whether 
they violate a right of exclusive use heretofore acquired by others. 




Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised 
to furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other ofl5ces, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full, if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Calef. — Robert, born, probably in England, in 1648, died in Boston, Mass., 
13 Apr. 1719, by F. T. Calef, M.D., 62 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, R.I. 

Crow. — John, probably born in England, died at Yarmouth in the Plymouth 
Colony 4 Jan. 1672/3, by F. E. Crowell, 83 Worcester Street, Boston, Mass. 

Fallass. — William, born in England about 1690, died in Boston, Mass., in 
1735, by Mrs. Lura (Fallass) Alexander, 3515 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, 
Mo. 

Glidden. — Charles, born in England about 1630, died at Exeter (in the part 
which is now the town of New Market), N. H., after 1706, by George Walter 
Chamberlain, 29 Hillside Avenue, Maiden, Mass. 

Holden. — Richard, bom in co. Suffolk, England, about 1609, died at Groton, 
Mass., 1 Mar. 1696, Justinian, his brother, born in the same county about 1611, 
died at Cambridge, Mass., in Aug. 1691, and Randall, of a different family, born 
probably in co. Lancaster, England, in 1612, died at Warwick, R. I., 23 Aug. 
1692, by Eben Putnam, Wellesley Farms, Mass. 



RECENT BOOKS 

[The Editor particularly requests persons sending books for Ibting in the Rboister to state, 
for the information of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage 
when sent by mail, and from whom it may be ordered. For the January issue, books should be 
received by Nov. 1; for AprU, by Feb. 1; for July, by May 1; and for October, by July 1.] 

GENEALOGICAL 

Bidwell genealogy. Bidwells in the World War. By Frederick David Bid- 
well. Albany, J. B. Lyon Co., 1920. 11 p. por. 8° 






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Cole genealogy. Cole, 200-1920 A. D. By Juliette Arden. Tercentenary- 
edition. [New York, Lent & Graff, printers] 1920. 40+[l] p. fcsm. pi. por. 4° 

Congdon genealogy. The Congdon Chronicle. No. 1, January, 1921. 12 p. 
8° Price 25 cts. Address G. E. Congdon, Grafton, Vt. 

Decatur genealogy. The Decatur genealogy [descendants of Stephen of Rhode 
Island]. By William Decatur Parsons, LL.B. New York, 1921. 55 p. map pi. 
por. 8° Printed for private distribution. 

Eno genealogy. The Eno family. New York branch. 1920. 35 p. pi. 8° 
Address Professor Henry Lane Eno, Princeton, N. J. 

Felt genealogy. A register of the ancestors of Dorr Eugene Felt and Agnes 
(McNulty) Felt. Compiled for Dorr Eugene Felt by Alfred L[yman] Holman. 
Chicago, privately printed for D. E. Felt, 1921. 12+267 p. fcsm. geneal. tab. 
pi. por. 8** 

Goodwin genealogy. The ancestry of Elisha Goodwin of sixth generation of 
Goodwin family of Kittery, York Co., Me., and his descendants. By Elmer 
E[llsworth] Doe. [Montpelier, Vt., Capital City Press] 1921. 30 p. geneal. tab. 
por. 8° Price $1.50. Address Elmer E. Doe, Orleans, Vt. 

Harris genealogy. Harris, Dunlop, Valentine and allied families. Compiled 
for Mary (Harris) Morris. By William M. Mervine. [Philadelphia, Edward S. 
Paret Co.] 1920. 10+280 p. fcsm. geneal. tab. pi. por. F° Printed for private 
circulation only. 

Lytle genealogy. Pedigree of Christopher and Mary Lytle. By Leonard 
Lytle. Detroit, Mich., 1921. Chart. 

McCarthy genealogy. The McCarthys in early American history. By Mi- 
chael J. O'Brien. New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1921. 22+322 p. pi. 8° 

The author gives an account of the McCarthy families, before the 18th century, of Virginia, 
Maryland, the Carolinas, Georgia, Louisiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New 
York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Ver- 
mont. 

Martin genealogy. The Martin family of Ipswich, Mass. Four generations of 
descendants of George Martin of Salisbury through his son George. By Charles 
Shepard. Albany, N. Y., 1921. Chart. Price $1. 

The author will be grateful for corrections, additions, parentage of wives, data on untraced lines, 
or any other information. Address Charles Shepard, P. O. Box 302, Troy, N. Y. 

Moody genealogy. Moody family, descendants of William of Ipswich, Eng., 
and Newbury, Mass. By Herbert A. Moody. Turners Falls, Mass., 1921. 
Chart. 

Morehead genealogy. The Morehead family of North Carolina and Virginia. 
By John Motley Morehead (III). New York, privately printed [by The De 
Vinne Press], 1921. 147 p. pi. por. F° 

Perkins genealogy. "Gentleman" John Perkins. By W[illiam] W[alterl 
Scott. Lenoir, N. C, The Lenoir News-Topic [1920]. 84 +[4] p. 8° 

Stuart genealogy. Miss Jane Stuart, 1812-1888, her grandparents and parents; 
a paper read before the Society, November 17, 1919. By Mary E. Powel. Bul- 
letin of the Newport Historical Society, no. 31. Newport, R. I., 1920. 19 p. 8° 

"The account of the first two generations is taken largely from three articles written by Miss 
Jane Stuart and printed in Scribner's Magazine, 1876-7." 

Thompson genealogy. Autobiography of Dea. John Thompson of Mercer, 
Me., with genealogical notes of his descendants. Compiled by his grandson, 
Josiah H. Thompson. Farmington, Me., Franklin Journal Co., 1920. 152 p. 
pi. por. 8° 

Tnislow genealogy. Notes on the families of Truslow, Horler, and Horley 
from English records. By James Truslow Adams, M. A. Bridgehampton, L. I., 
privately printed, 1920. 17 p. 8'' 

BIOGRAPHICAL 
Yale University, Class of 1870. Class of Seventy, Yale University. Report 






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242 Recent Books [July] 

of the 50th anniversary, June 19 to 23, 1920, together with a supplementary 
biographical record continuing the history of the Class of 70, 1911-1921. Edited 
by Lewis Wilder Hicks, Class Secretary. Boston, Thomas Todd Co., printers, 
1921. 222 p. pi. 8° 

HISTORICAL 

(a) GENERAL 

Illinois, history. 1818-1918. The centennial of the State of Illinois. Report 
of the Centennial Commission. By Jessie Palmer Weber, Secretary of the Com- 
mission. [Springfield, 111., Illinois State Journal Co., 1920.] 489 p. pi. por. 8° 

Pilgrims, landing at Plymouth, 300th anniversary. 1620-1920. Exercises on 
the 300th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims held at Plymouth, Mass., 
Tuesday, December 21, 1920. [Celebrated by the Pilgrim Tercentenary Com- 
mission of Massachusetts.] n. p. 1921. 64 p. 8° 

(6) Local 

Lexington, Mass., battle, 1775. The battle on Lexington Common, April 19, 
1775, consisting of an account of that action, now first published, and a reprint) 
of my lecture entitled "Fiction and truth about the battle on Lexington Com- 
mon," published in 1918. Also a complete roster of Captain John Parker's com- 
pany; a list of the seventy-seven men who were with him that morning; and a 
list of the eight men who are known to have returned the British fire. By Frank 
Warren Coburn. Lexington, Mass., published by the author, 1921. 34+60 p. 
fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

SOCIETIES AND MAGAZINES 

Brookline Historical Society. Proceedings of the Brookline Historical Society 
at the annual meeting, January 27, 1921. Brookline, Mass., published by the 
Society, 1921. 20 p. 4^ 

National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. Lineage 
Book of the National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. 
[Compiled by Mrs. Gains M. Brumbaugh, National Registrar.] Vol. 9, 1921. 
63 p, 8° 

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. OflScial bulletin of 
the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Vol. 15, no. 4, 
March, 1921. President General, James Harry Preston, 820 N. Charles St., 
Baltimore, Md. n. p. n. d. 61 p. il. S° 

New England Society in the City of New York. One hundred and fifteenth 
anniversary celebration of the New England Society in the City of New York, 
December 22, 1920. [New York, William Green, 1921.] 130 p. 4° 

Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Remembrance Book of 
the Daughters of the American Revolution containing obituary notices received 
since July 1, 1920, arranged according to states and chapters, also a list of de- 
ceased members whose names have been reported to the National Board of 
Management, since June, 1920, alphabetically arranged. January, 1921. 22 p. 
4° 

Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Faneuil Hall Chapter. 
Faneuil Hall Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Ida Farr 
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daughters, Mrs. Mary W. Pratt, Miss Lucretia Hopkinson. n. p. 1919-1921 
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to history, biography, genealogy. January, April, July, October, 1919. Vol. 4, 
nos. 1-4. Published quarterly by the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian 
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OCTOBER, 1921 



FRANK ERNEST WOODWARD 
By Rev. Lewis Wilder Hicks, M. A., of Wellesley, Mass. 

Frank Ernest Woodward, of Wellesley Hills, Mass., efficient 
business manager, careful genealogist, and patriotic citizen, a resi- 
dent member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society 
since 1898 and at the time of his death a member of its Council, 
died at a hospital in Brookline, Mass., 5 August 1921, in consequence 
of injuries received a few days previously in an accident in Boston. 
He was bom at Damariscotta, Me., 2 January 1853, the fourth child 
and third son of Samuel and Jerusha Baker (Erskine) Woodward. 

His paternal ancestry has been traced to Robert Woodward of 
Scituate, Mass., but the proof necessary to carry the line farther 
back to Nathaniel Woodward, an early settler in Boston, as some 
have tried to do, seems to be wanting. James Woodward of Scitu- 
ate, born 9 August 1709, son of Robert, married, 15 February 1749/50, 
as his second wife, Mrs. Mary (Stetson) Vinal, daughter of Anthony 
and Ann (Smith) Stetson and widow of John Vinal, Jr. Their son 
Samuel Woodward, born at Scituate 9 October 1750, married, 30 
December 1779, Sarah Barstow, born 27 November 1754, daughter of 
Thomas Barstow, a shipwright of Hanover, Mass., with whom 
Samuel had served as an apprentice. Samuel and his wife settled in 
Bristol, Me., where the former built many yessels, and where their 
son James was born on 20 January 1783. This James, also a ship- 
builder of Bristol, married, 4 October 1807, Lavinia Wadsworth, 
born 4 January 1783, daughter of Cephas and Molly (Cook) Wads- 
worth of Kingston, Mass.; and Samuel Woodward of Bristol and 
Damariscotta, their son, born 7 August 1819, and his wife, Jerusha 
Baker Erskine, whom he married at Wiscasset, Me., 20 January 
1848, were the parents of the subject of this memoir. Samuel Wood- 
ward, too, was a shipwright. He removed with his family in the 
autumn of 1866 from Damariscotta to Chelsea, Mass., and died 
there 18 May 1875. 

Jerusha Baker Erskine, mother of Frank Ernest Woodward, was 
born 21 November 1828, the daughter of William and Betsey (Baker) 
Erskine of Bristol, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John 
H. Olcott, in Washington, D. C, 8 June 1914. She was of Scotch- 
Irish ancestry, being fourth in descent from Alexander Erskine, who 

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came from Londonderry, Ireland, to Boston in 1746, and settled in 
Bristol a few years later. 

Through his grandmother, Lavinia (Wads worth) Woodward, Mr. 
Woodward was descended from several Mayflower Pilgrims, among 
them being Elder William Brewster, Francis Cooke, Stephen Hop- 
kins, Richard Warren, Henry Samson, Edward Doty, and John 
Alden. 

He was educated in the common schools of Damariscotta and at 
Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Me., 1865-66, and after the removal 
of the family to Chelsea, Mass., he attended the grammar and high 
schools of that city. These schools, however, gave but a preliminary 
education to a mind that became richly stored with knowledge 
through its fondness for the best of books and through an intimate 
association with cultured people. 

In 1869 Mr. Woodward entered the employ of the Magee Furnace 
Company of Boston, thus beginning a business career which he fol- 
lowed with honorable success until his death. He became a member 
of this corporation in 1887, and in 1895 was placed at the head of 
its heating and ventilating department. In 1905 he organized the 
firm of Frank E. Woodward & Company, of Boston, heating and 
ventilating engineers, and continued to carry on this business until 
his death. 

He resided in Maiden, Mass., from 1881 to the latter part of 1909, 
when he removed to Wellesley Hills. During his residence in Maiden 
he served the community in many ways. He was secretary of the 
School Committee for ten years, treasurer of the Building Committee 
of the Young Men's Christian Association in 1893-94, secretary of 
the Maiden Historical Society for some fifteen years, a trustee of 
the Maiden Public Library from 1903 to 1910, president of the Board 
of Trustees in the last-mentioned year, and from 1915 to 1916 chair- 
man of the Advisory Board of the Library. From 1905 to 1910 
he was treasurer and trustee of Pine Banks Park. In 1899 he was 
chairman of the committee in charge of the Historical Loan Exhibi- 
tion at the celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary 
of the incorporation of the town of Maiden, the success of which was 
largely attributed to his unwearied zeal in its behalf. He was a mem- 
ber of a commission, of which Mr. Deloraine Pendre Corey was chair- 
man, to copy and supervise the printing of the vital records of Maiden, 
a work which was completed in 1903. He was very active, too, in 
the political affairs of the city, serving on the RepubUcan City Com- 
mittee and holding the office of treasurer of that committee for sev- 
eral years. 

Mr. Woodward's removal to Wellesley Hills did not lead to his 
retirement from active participation in public affairs, for the resi- 
dents of his new place of abode soon recognized his fitness for prefer- 
ment, and he was appointed to important positions, among which 
were the chairmanship of the advisory board which had to consider 
the erection of a new pubhc hbrary and membership on the Republi- 
can Town Committee. 

During all the busy years of his life he found time to devote much 
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president of the Maiden chapter of the Sons of the American Revo- 
lution, and for two years, 1915-1917, he served as president of the 
State society of this same patriotic organization, administering its 
affairs with much tact and wisdom. 

But, after all, it may be affirmed that it was the interest which 
Mr. Woodward took in genealogical, historical, and biographical 
study and research that gave the best evidence of the measure of 
the man. It was indeed remarkable that a life so burdened with 
material cares should have accomplished so much along the Unes 
thus indicated. In the years 1887, 1893, 1895, and 1898 he pub- 
lished in the Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder sections 
of an article on the Woodward family, in 1920 he contributed to the 
New England Historical and Genealogical Register (vol. 74, 
pages 16-34, 87-^7) an article entitled ''The Erskine Family of 
Bristol, Me.," which has been reprinted as a separate work, and 
he had compiled a record of eight or nine generations of the 
Wadsworth family, containing much material of great value for 
some other person to incorporate, with the work already done, in 
a reUable genealogy of the Wadsworths in New England. Other 
work of a biographical nature that claimed his attention was the 
preparation of a score or more of scholarly papers on noted American 
statesmen, which he read before interested patriotic and other pubUc 
assembhes. Much material for these papers he gathered in his 
library of over five thousand volumes, a collection of unique value, 
which gave evidence of his industry and scholarly habits. 

In the New England Historic Genealogical Society Mr. Woodward 
served in 1907-1909 as a member of the Committee on Increase of 
Membership, being chairman of that committee for the year 1908, 
he was a member of the Committee on the Library for the four years 
1911-1914, and he was a member of the Committee on Collection 
of Records from 1919 until his death. He was elected a member of 
the Council for the first time in 1912, serving a full term of three 
years. He was again elected to the Council in 1919, for two years, 
to fill a vacancy, and at the end of this term he was elected for a 
second full term of three years, a period of service that was interrupted 
by his death. 

Farther evidence of the broadness of his tastes and efforts appears 
from his membership in the following organizations: the American 
Historical Association, the American Library Association, the Massa- 
chusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Audubon Society, 
the Bostonian Society, and the Bunker Hill Monument Association. 
He was also an active member of the Congregational Church. 

It is not too much to affirm that Mr. Woodward was of the very 
best type of New Englanders. In him blood of an honored ancestry 
did tell. He was interested in the best things that had characterized 
his forbears, and he took pains to emphasize their value both by 
his writings and in his way of Hving. He was a man of 'strong con- 
victions, which he was not ashamed to display where principles were 
challenged, but he always kept his poise, and he won the respect 
and admiration of those who witnessed his firmness in defending what- 
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Courteous to all, faithful in the discharge of many duties, pecu- 
liarly dear to his large and interesting family, he has left an example 
that will ever be a treasure and an inspiration to the many who will 
often recall to memory the face of a man who was sans peur et sans 
reproche. 

Mr. Woodward married at Chelsea, 23 June 1881, Alice Elizabeth 
Colesworthy, daughter of the late Daniel Clement Colesworthy, the 
well-known bookseller of Comhill, Boston, and his wife, Mary Jane 
(Bowers). Mrs. Woodward survives her husband, together with 
eight children, Ernest Colesworthy of Melrose, Mass., who is con- 
nected with his father's business, Mary of Wellesley Hills, Adelaide, 
now Mrs. Eduard Bordeweik of Los Angeles, CaL, Clarence Richard- 
son of Melrose, Stanley Wingate of Wellesley Hills, Sidney Chaffin 
of Brookline, Alice, now Mrs. Perry Elliott Tubman of Wellesley 
Hills, and Isabel, now Mrs. Russell Rice of Allston, Mass. Mr. 
Woodward's second child, Lawrence Erskine, died in infancy. A 
brother, Fred E. Woodward of the Woodward & Lothrop depart- 
ment store in Washington, D. C, a sister, Mrs. John H. Olcott 
(Maria Isabel Woodward) of Washington, and seven grandchildren 
also survive him. Another brother, the late Samuel Walter Wood- 
ward of .Washington, was elected a resident member of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society 2 May 1917, and died 1 August 
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HENRY WITHINGTON OF DORCHESTER, MASS., 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Frederic Scherer Withington of Des Moines, Iowa 

[Continued from page 216] 

57. Robert' Withington (James,^ Hopestill,^ Richard,* John* 
Richard,^ Henry^), born at Dorchester 1 Feb. 1756, died at 
Monmouth, Me., 19 Aug. 1823. He married first, at Wren- 
tham, 19 Sept. 1782, Dorothy Hunt, born at Wrentham 
26 July 1763, daughter of Ephraim and Experience (Chafifee) ; 

and secondly Abigail . 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 
Child by first wife: 
105. i. William,* b. at Wrentham 26 Feb. 1785. 

Child by second wife: 

ii. Sarah, t m. 22 Jan. 1824 Henry Richardson, b. at Standish, 
Me., 8 June 1794, s. of Jonathan and Mary (Thomas). Chil- 
dren: 1. George E., b. 25 Nov. 1824; m. (intention recorded 21 
July 1855) Esther Fickett. 2. James Withington, b. 29 July 
1826; m. (1) 29 June 1852 Eliza A. S. Bennett; m. (2) 29 Jan. 

•Cf. Register, vol. 72, p. xlviii. 

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prove that this statement is incorrect. 



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1863 Sarah Gunnison. 3. Sarah Abigail, b. 4 Feb. 1830; m. 9 
Sept. 1852 George M. Prentiss. 

58. James^ Withington {James,^ Hopestill,^ Richard,^ John,^ 

Richard,^ Henry^) was born at Dorchester 17 Apr. 1757. He 
probably married first ; and secondly, at South Brain- 
tree, 18 Apr. 1801, Sarah Curtis, who died at Braintree 4 
June 1802, daughter of Comfort. 

He was a soldier in the Revolution. 

Child by first wife: 

106. i. Joseph^ (probably). 

59. Henry^ Withington {James,^ Hopestill,^ Richard,* John,^ 

Richard,^ Henry^), born at Dorchester 18 Apr. 1771, died at 
Medford 11 Apr. 1831. He married at Dorchester, 30 Mar. 
1794, Martha Pratt, born in Jan. 1775, died at Medford. 
Children, the first two born at Dorchester, the others at 
Medford : 

i. A DAUGHTER,* b. in Dec. 1794; d. on the same day. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. in 1796; m. at Medford, 8 Sept. 1816, Martin 
BuRRAGE, b. 27 July 1793, s. of Sergt. John and Lois (Barth- 

rick)! He m. (2) Hannah . Children: 1. Andrew Bigelow, 

b. 19 May 1817; d. 8 Sept. 1873; m. 22 Sept. 1839 PriscUla B. 
Baker. 2. Henry, b. 14 Jan. 1820; d. at Medford; m. 10 June 
1849 Hannah J. Moore. 3. Eliza Withington, b. 24 Sept. 1822; 
d. 5 Jan. 1858; m. 5 Mar. 1845 Henry Kimball. 4. Catherine 
Lois, b. 10 July 1825; d. at Maiden; m. 24 Jan. 1850 C. F. Liffer- 
man. 6. John, b. 29 July 1827; d. 12 June 1873. 

iii. Martha, b. 24 June 1798; d. unm. 13 July 1869. 

107. iv. Henry, b. 9 Aug. 1800. 

V. Sarah, b. 9 Aug. 1802; d. in 1877; m. at Medford, 28 May 1826, 
Joseph Gleason', who d. at Medford. Children: 1. Mary, b. 
2 July 1827; d. in 1910; m. at Medford, 26 Nov. 1846, Otis F. 
Waterman. 2. Martha, b. 20 Dec. 1830; d. in 1909; m. at Med- 
ford, in 1850, . 

vi. Mary, b. 26 June 1804; d. unm. in 1869. 

vii. Lydia, b. 3 Nov. 1806; d. at Medford; m. at Medford, 7 Nov. 
1833, Jonas Whittemore Prentiss, b. at Cambridge 25 Nov. 
1810, d. at Medford, s. of Jonas and Helen (or Ellen) (Whitte- 
more). Children: 1. Ellen Pierce, b. 2 October 1834. 2. 
Lydia Caroline, b. 28 May 1837. 3. Charles Henry, h. 16 July 
1842. 

108. viii. James, b. 26 Dec. 1808. 

ix. Caleb Strong, b. 2 Aug. 1812; d. 10 Oct. 1829. 
X. William, b. 24 Sept. 1815; d. unm. 18 Apr. 1853. 

60. Stephen^ Withington {James,^ Hopestill,^ Richard,* John,^ 

Richard,^ Henry^) was born at Dorchester 16 Jan. 1773. 

He married in Boston, 18 Dec. 1803, Susannah (Hiller) 

Dalrymple, born in 1776, died in 1837, daughter of Jonathan 

and Mary (Paine) Hiller and widow of Isaac Dalrymple.* 

Children, born in Boston: 

i. Sarah,8 b. in 1810; d. in 1856; m. in Boston, 29 Nov. 1832, William 
Haskins. Child: 1. Sarah, b. in 1835; m. (1) William Clough; m. 
(2) in 1869 B. F. York. 

109. ii. Thomas S., b. 16 Sept. 1816. 

•Susannah Hiller married Isaac Dalrymple 7 May 1797. She bore to him one child, Mary 
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61. Samuel^ Withington (Thomas,^ Hopestill,^ Richard,*' John,^ 

Richard,'^ Henry^), born at Dorchester about Feb. 1763, died 
at Canton 1 Oct. 1832. He married at Canton, 28 Mar. 
1811, Mary Crane, born at Stoughton (Canton) about 
1783, probably daughter of Nathan and Esther (Damon). 
Children : 

i. Sarah Allen,' b. at Dorchester 2 Aug. 1812; m, at Canton, 11 
Oct. 1835, Daniel M. Alger. Several children. 

ii. Esther Damon,* b. at Dorchester 3 Oct. 1814; m. in Boston, 
6 Dec. 1838, David Parker. They had issue. 

62. Thomas^ Withington (Thomas,^ Hopestill,^ Richard*' John,^ 

Richard,^ Henry^), born at Dorchester 13 Sept. 1764, died 
there 27 Dec. 1842. He married first, at Attleborough, 
28 Oct. 1790, Lydia^ Tingley of Attleborough, bom 6 May 
1761, daughter of SamueP and Margaret (Short); and 
secondly, at Dorchester, 14 June 1835, Elizabeth Daven- 
port, bom at Dorchester 19 Aug. 1783, died there, s.p., 
19 Sept. 1856, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (WisweU). 
Children by first wife, born a/t Attleborough: 

i. Frances," b. 15 Apr. 1791; m. at Attleborough, 27 Apr. 1828, 

Uriel Bowen, Jr. Two children, 
ii. Laura Mandane, b. 29 June 1793; d. unm. 5 Oct. 1860. 

63. IsAAC^ Withington (Thomas,^ Hopestill,^ Richard,*' John,^ 

Richard,'^ Henry^), born at Dorchester 7 Aug. 1772, died 

there 10 Feb. 1854. He married at Hanover, 15 Dec. 1799, 

Mary Turner of Hanover, born at Hanover 1 Nov. 1781, 

died at Dorchester 1 Jan. 1854, daughter of Isaac and Mary 

(Whiting). 

Children, bom at Dorchester: 

i. Mary Whiting," b. 7 July 1800; d. at Dorchester 18 Feb. 1832; 
m. at Dorchester, 19 Nov. 1824, Capt. James Pierce, b. 18 
Apr, 1797, d. at Dorchester 12 Feb. 1839, s. of James and Lydia 
(Clap). He m. (2) 28 Nov. 1833 Mary Frances Payson, by whom 
he had two children. Children: 1. James, b. 20 May 1825; 
d. in 1850. 2. Isaac Withington, b. 24 July 1827. 3. Charles 
Henry, b. 1 Aug. 1829; d. 2 Mar. 1830. 

110. ii. Isaac, b. 21 Aug. 1802. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. 30 Aug. 1804; d. s.p. 22 Mar. 1883; m. at Dorchester, 
16 Nov. 1858, Zenas Loring Whiting of East Abington, b. 
at Hingham in 1804, d. in 1873, s. of TheophQus and Hannah. 

111. iv. William Turner, b. 10 June 1807. 

v. Samuel, b. 4 July 1809; d. 26 July 1810. 

112. vi. Hiram, b. 29 July 1818. 

64. James Harvey^ Withington (Ehenezer,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,^ 

John,^ Richard,^ Henry^), bom at Dorchester 1 Feb. 1785, 
died at Peru, Me., 29 July 1837. He married at Rumford, 
Me., in July 1810, Sarah Adams, born at Andover 17 Nov. 
1782, died at Peru 8 Aug. 1830, daughter of Enoch and 
Sally (Bragg). 

Children (order of births uncertain) : 

113. i. James Harvey," b. at Peru, Me., 5 June 1813. 

ii. Eben Preston, perhaps m. Abigail Colburn (75, x, 3), dau. of 

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Abram (or Archibald) and Thirza (Withington). 
iii, Augustus. 
iv. Sarah Adams (twin). 
V. Mary Preston (twin). 

65. Lewis' Withington (Ebenezer,^ Samuel,^ Samuel* John,^ 

Richard,'^ Henry^), bom at Dorchester 15 June 1796, died 
probably in New York City. He married, 4 June 1820, 
Lucy Goddard of Brookline, born 12 Feb. 1793, died at the 
home of her son-in-law, Minir R. Frisbie, in New York City, 
1 Dec. 1877, daughter of Joseph and Lucy (Aspinwall). 
Children, born at Roxbury: 

i. Mary Goddard,^ b. 27 June 1821; d. in New York City 7 July 
1875; m. 10 Dec. 1856 Capt. Charles Henry Frisbie, s. of 
William Stewart and Amanda (Stanton). Capt. Frisbie m. 

(2) 8 Mar. 1876 Fairbanks. ChUdren (order of births 

uncertain): 1. Lends Withington. 2. Lttcy Withington. 3. 
Charles Henry. . 4. Mary Goddard. 

ii. Lucy Maria, b. 25 Jan. 1823; m, Minir R. Frisbie, b. at Bran- 
ford, Conn., s. of Simeon and Sally. Children (order of births 
• uncertain): 1. George Benedict. 2. Charles Rogers. 

iii. Lewis Franklin, b. 12 May 1824; d. in New York City 2 Mar, 
1859; m. 12 May 1851 Susan Kishner of New York, who m. 
(2) Merry and had by him five children. Three children. 

66. Alpheus Moors^ Withington (Edward,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* 

John,^ Richard,^ Henry^), born at Winchendon 14 Aug. 
1785, died at Bridgewater 5 Jan. 1866. He married, 13 
May 1810, Mehitable Fobes of Bridgewater, born 20 
Apr. 1786, died 17 Apr. 1862, daughter of Alpheus and Me- 
hitable (Lathrop). 
Children : 

i. HiRAM,8 b. 10 Feb. 1811; d. at Bridgewater 2 July 1814. 

ii. Alpheus Moors, b. at Bridgewater 11 July 1813; d. unm. at 

Roxbury 29 Mar. 1831. 
iii. Hiram, b. at Bridgewater 29 Aug. 1819; d. unm. at New Orleans, 

La., of yellow fever, 18 Aug. 1842. 
iv. Susan Maria, b. 24 Jan. 1823 m. at Roxbury, 24 Jan. 1844, 

WiiXARD Hawes. Two daughters. 

67. Edward^ Withington {Edward,^ Samuel,^ Samuel* John,^ 

Richard,^ Henry^), born at Winchendon 29 Dec. 1787, died 
at Springwater, N. Y., 25 Sept. 1855. He married first, at 
Stoughton, 19 June 1808, Nancy Monk of Stoughton, born 
at Stoughton 25 Jan. 1790, died at Windsor 10 Jan. 1823, 
daughter of George and Lydia (Packard); secondly Susan 
Chilson, born at Windsor 7 Sept. 1792, died in Sept. 1832, 
daughter of Benjamin and Lydia; and thirdly Lydia Chil- 
son, born at Killingly, Conn., 27 Aug. 1787, died probably 
at Springwater, N. Y., 17 Oct. 1855, sister of his second wife. 
Children by first wife: 

i. George Edward, » b. 8 Oct. 1808; d. 24 June 1809. 

114. ii. Nathaniel Tucker, b, at Dorchester 25 Feb. 1812. 
iii. Nancy, b. 21 Oct. 1814; d. 6 Jan. 1815. 

iv. Hiram, b. 7 Oct. 1815; d. at Memphis, Tenn., where he settled 
in 1840, in Sept. 1878. 

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vi. Edward, b. 19 Dec. 1819; d. 18 July 1822. 

vii. Nancy Monk, b. 24 Dec. 1822; d. at Saginaw, Mich., 21 May 

1901; m. at Springwater, N. Y., 7 Oct. 1849, William L. 

Webber, b. at Ogden, N. Y., 19 July 1825, d. 15 Oct. 1901, s. 

of James S. and Phebe (Smith). Children: 1. Florence Ann, b. 

7 July 1850; m. 25 Dec. 1873 James Baldwin Peter; one son. 

2. Frances Elizabeth, b. 11 Sept. 1854; unm. 

Children by second wife : 

116. viii. Albert Marcus, b. at Windsor 10 Aug. 1825. 

ix. Benjamin Franklin, b. 1 July 1828; d. in 1834 (killed by being 
run over by a wagon). 

68. Samuel^ Withington {Edward,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* John,^ 

Richard,^ Henry^), born at Dorchester 6 Apr. 1793, died at 
Charleston, S. C, 9 Sept. 1838. He married, in Apr. 1819, 
Charlotte (Grierson) Randall, born at Charleston about 
1796, died at Savannah, Ga., 16 Sept. 1852, aged 56, daughter 
of James and Isabella (Thompson) Grierson and widow of 
Benjamin Randall of Dorchester. 
Children, born at Charleston, S. C: 

117. i. James Edward,* b. 23 Mar. 1820. 

ii. Isabella Eunice, b. 14 Aug. 1830; m. (1) 25 Oct. 1849 William 
George Flynn of Brunswick, Ga., who d. at Savannah, Ga., 
22 Feb. 1866, s. of John Blair and Sarah; m. (2) 16 Jan. 1868 
James Moore Flynn, brother of her first husband. Children 
by first husband: 1. Georgia Parsons, b. 17 Feb. 1851. 2. Frances 
Howe Randall, b. 8 Aug. 1856. Child by second husband: 3. 
James Paul, b. 13 Feb. 1869; d. 3 July 1869. 

69. Lemuel^ Withington (Lemuel,^ Samuel,^ Samuel*' John* 

Richard,'^ Henry^), born at Bridgewater (Brockton) 1 Oct. 
1787, probably died there. He married at Milton, 11 Feb. 
1823, Mary (King) Fowler, widow of Samuel Fowler 
(31, i, 4), whom she married 29 Nov. 1810, son of Samuel 
and Mary (Withington) and third cousin once removed of 
her second husband, Lemuel Withington. 
Child: 

118. i. Nathaniel,' b. at Dorchester about 1823. 

70. Phineas^ Withington {Phinehas,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,* John* 

Richard,^ Henry^), born at Roxbury (Jamaica Plain) 13 Apr. 
1790, died at Kingston, N. J., 21 Nov. 1834. He married at 
Kingston, " 26 Oct. 1815, Sarah Gulick, born 18 Mar. 
1794, died at Kingston 8 Jan. 1842, daughter of Henr-y and 
Margaret (Skillman). 

He was for many years an innkeeper in Kingston and 
proprietor of the stage Une from New York to Philadelphia 
and Washington. 

Children, born at Kingston, N. J. : 

i. Amanda Bailey,* b. 24 Sept. 1816. 
ii. Henut Gulick, b. 22 Apr. 1818. 

119. iii. Isaac Chandler, b. 29 Jan. 1820. 

iv. Sumner, b. 2 Dec. 1821; d. 2 Jan. 1822. 

V. Hiram Rice, b. 1 Feb. 1828; m. at Plattsburg, N. Y., 5 Mar. 
1850, Joanna Davis, b. at Hampstead, N. H., 2 Oct. 1827, 
dau. of Ezra and Mary (Garland). No children.* 
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